Please continue to support our team!!!! In lieu of donating to me, look up our team, “A New Hope” and donate to either Zach Weiner (my husband) or Julia Weiner (his sister).
Cancer has played its evil tricks to those I love dearly (including my mother, father, husband, and best friend among others...) and I have been so grateful for their medical care. I'm terrified, however, to imagine what would happen if one of my children were to acquire a form of pediatric cancer. My heart stops just thinking about it. (Did you know children with Downs Syndrome are 9x more likely to have leukemia than a typical child?!) When I have walked the Jimmy Fund Marathon in the past, every mile marker shows a child or adult who has been helped by the Dana-Farber foundation. When I read the stories about the kids, my heart bursts.
My father-in-law was a patient of Dana-Farber for 10 years while he fought a rare type of sarcoma. Although he eventually lost his battle with cancer, I witnessed first hand how talented, compassionate, and caring the staff and doctors were. Dana Farber has treated children and adults with all types of cancer, and they need our support to continue to provide the care their patients deserve.
When you make a gift to my walk, you're directly supporting Dana-Farber Cancer Institute's unique 50-50 balance between cutting-edge science and highly compassionate cancer care. The Jimmy Fund supports programs and initiatives that serve both pediatric and adult cancer patients and their families.
Thank you for supporting my participation in the Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk. Together, we can conquer cancer!