This is my first time saying this "out loud" and publicly. Here it goes.. I was dealt a shocking blow last September with a diagnosis of advanced melanoma. I only found out because I had a lingering cough and shortness of breath and went to a walk-in clinic. I was convinced I would be told that I had bronchitis and would be given an inhaler. Instead, I was shown the X-ray of my chest and told my lung was collapsing due to fluid filling my chest cavity. The culprit, a tumor from melanoma.
Fast forward to present day, I am better, stronger and have THE best medical care team fighting for me and with me. Dana Farber gave me and countless others a lifeline. Dana Farber saves lives and I want to help the next warrior fight their fight.
I am participating in the 2022 Boston Marathon® Jimmy Fund Walk, taking steps toward the ultimate finish line: a world without cancer.
When you make a gift to my Walk, you’re directly supporting Dana-Farber Cancer Institute’s unique 50-50 balance between cutting-edge research and compassionate patient care. Your support allows Dana-Farber leaders to enhance programs and initiatives that serve pediatric and adult patients and their families.
Thank you for supporting my Jimmy Fund Walk fundraising efforts. Together, we can defy cancer!