I am participating in the 2020 Boston Marathon® Jimmy Fund Walk presented by Hyundai, taking steps toward the ultimate finish line: a world without 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.
In September I was diagnosed with stage 3B colon cancer, which was a surprise to many. Since then I have worked with compassionate doctors, nurses, and staff to get me back on my feet. I am currently in the middle of receiving chemo treatments and feel at home at Dana Farber in Milford. I am walking with Sullivan StrongER this year as they are donating all the money to colon cancer research. 1 in 4 people born after 1974 is at risk. I want to educate others and encourage them to get their colon checked.
This walk will be symbolic on so many levels as it will be a year since diagnosis. In that year I believe I have accomplished so much, and want to give back to the people who have given my life back to me.
Thank you for supporting my participation in the Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk. Together, we can conquer cancer!