In 2020 and 2021, I was a recipient of critical care from Dana-Farber as I was successfully treated for my brain tumor and continue to be followed in my recovery. I am grateful for the work that they do and thank supporters like you for the work you do. As most of you may know, I have had lasting effects from my brain tumor and I have difficulty walking. This is the first time in six years that I'll be walking with the help of my team. Like I said, this is personal. I plan to make a difference and your support will make it happen.
I'm also walking in memory of my sister Amy Socol Phillips. Dana-Farber was a mainstay in her community work, she walked with my Dad, Jerry Socol for many years. They walked and raised funds together for years, tens of thousands of dollars and were in the Dana-Farber Walk Pacesetters Club.
On Sunday, October 2, I'm participating in the 2022 Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk taking steps toward the ultimate finish line: a world without cancer. The funds I raise will be used to support critical cancer research and pediatric and adult patient care at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.
Please consider supporting my efforts and helping to eradicate cancer. Thank you in advance for your generosity and I appreciate your support.
Laurie Socol Alford