I am participating in the 2019 Boston Marathon® Jimmy Fund Walk, taking steps toward the ultimate finish line: a world without cancer!
In 2011, my brother Charlie was diagnosed with grade IV glioblastoma, which carries an average life expectancy of 12 to 14 months. The tumor was removed by his surgeon at Dana Farber, and after he finished chemotherapy, he participated in a clinical trial through their Center for Neuro-Oncology until the trial was discontinued in 2017. Charlie is now part of a small but growing group of brain tumor patients who are doing well long-term. This year he will again serve as a "Walk Hero" for Team Neuro at Dana Farber and be featured at one of the mile markers. I will be walking with Charlie and his family, and I couldn't be more proud of him.
And, of course, we are also so grateful to the dedicated team at Dana Farber for Beth's excellent care and health today, and the work they are doing to treat and help end breast 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 science and highly compassionate cancer 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 participation in the Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk. Together, we can conquer cancer!