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Conquer Cancer with Dana-Farber and the Jimmy Fund!]
Conquer Cancer with Dana-Farber and the Jimmy Fund!

WHY I'M FUNDRAISING WITH THE JIMMY FUND WALK TO DEFY CANCER

On Sunday, October 2nd, I will participate in my 19th Boston Marathon® Jimmy Fund Walk presented by Hyundai, taking steps toward the ultimate finish line: a world without cancer. As in pre-Covid years, we are returning to the Marathon Course, although a virtual walk is still available. I have registered to complete a half marathon on that course from Wellesley to Copley Square. This decision is one which I am so grateful to be able to make. As some of you know, I fell recently while doing tree pruning. I was cutting my last limb on the last tree, which snapped and knocked me off the ladder. Falling some 20+ feet, I fractured 8 ribs, experienced multiple hairline fractures to the sternum and had a collapsed lung. My doctors told me if I had not already been training for the Jimmy Fund Walk I would have had to deal with a much longer and difficult recovery if not worse! Fortunately, the Jimmy Fund had gotten me in decent shape and I only spent 2 days in the Trauma Center ICU. Guess the Jimmy Fund saves lives in more ways than I had imagined!!

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. And you are encouraging old folks like me to train and stay in shape for the Walk, which has numerous "hidden benefits".

Thank you for supporting my Jimmy Fund Walk fundraising efforts. Together, we can defy cancer!

PROGRESS TO GOAL

Raised:$1,060
Goal:$4,000
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THANK YOU TO MY DONORS

NAME
AMOUNT
Fundraising Honor Roll
Anthony Buttino
$100
Bruce & Michele Coates
$100
Claire
$250
Colleen Hagadorn
$30
Jill Spensieri
$50
Judy and Ron Lyke
$200
Mr. Tom Braim
$130
Paul Fracchia
$25
Sheila and Paul Itzo
$75
William Allan Berger
$100
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Every dollar raised helps fuel Dana-Farber Cancer Institute's 50-50 balance between lifesaving research and total patient care.
Together, we can conquer cancer!