I am very excited to be back in Boston and able to participate in the Jimmy Fund Walk, a cause that is very close to my heart. Six years ago I was able to walk this same walk with my mom. We walked together to support my best friend and honor her incredible parents, Deb and Brian, who previously passed away from cancer. That year, I also stood by my mom's side as she walked to fight for her own life, as she had just been diagnosed with cancer. At the end of the walk, she told me that no matter what happened, she was going to walk again the following year.
Unfortunately she didn't make it to the walk that following year. However, I continue to walk to honor her memory and the memories of all the other friends and family we have lost to cancer. I also walk to raise money for Dana Farber in the fight against cancer so more people can make it to that next year. Last, I walk for the nostalgia of walking side-by-side with my mom to support an amazing cause.
Please join me in the fight against cancer by supporting my walk. 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!