Hi friends! I'm participating in the Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk Your Way! While we won't be walking along the Boston Marathon route this year, we will still be lacing up our shoes and getting into our own neighborhoods to proudly walk for DFCI.
Funds raised through my page and team will go directly to the Pediatric Cancer Genetic Risk Program, a specialty program in Pediatric Oncology. The program supports patients with a higher risk of cancer by performing frequent monitoring to ensure they are staying healthy and being ready to act if needed. I have seen first hand the amazing impact the program and team has had on patients, and how extra funds will directly benefit these patients.
Did you know that many of our patients require an annual whole body MRI to do a comprehensive screening for cancer? These MRIs can run from $10,000 to $20,000!. Many insurance companies do not understand the complexities of cancer prevention screening due to a hereditary predisposition, and will not pay for this screening study. This need is just one of many that our team hopes to help in our fundraising efforts.
Your donations will help the program grow in its research efforts and providing resources to this special subset of Jimmy Fund patients and families. Please let me know if you are interested in walking "with us" or have any questions about this amazing program.