I am participating in the 2021 Boston Marathon® Jimmy Fund Walk: Your Way 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 compassionate patient care. Your support allows Dana-Farber leaders to enhance programs and initiatives that serve pediatric and adult patients and their families.
Last year I walked for me. I was just shy of a year out of my colectomy. My team supported the Young Onset Colorectal Cancer Center at Dana Farber, which will make a difference to patients just like me!
This year I am walking for Kyla Ives McGarry, who at the age of 16 lost a courageous battle with cancer. Kyla had Stage 4 Metastatic Rhabdomyosarcoma, a form of cancer that becomes resistant to chemotherapy.. All our funds this year will go towards cancer care of patients and research of Rhabdomyosarcoma. Our children need us!
Kyla's smile lit up a room, according to my colleague Jill. She was strong willed, independent, and determined. Her attitude about life the choices she made even while waging her own battle should be forever remembered. We are carrying on Kyla's story and support others like her!
Thank you for supporting my Jimmy Fund Walk fundraising efforts. Together, we can conquer cancer!