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Katie here! I am BEYOND excited to be able to participate in the Jimmy Fund Walk again. This year, not only am I so excited to get back to the walk after a short hiatus, but I am so happy that I get to share my favorite day of the year with Matt, hopefully to create a lasting tradition for the two of us!
The people I have walked with have been some of the most inspiring and fun people I have ever met. Dana Farber and The Jimmy Fund has a way of bringing people together for one common goal: To Conquer Cancer. EVERYONE on the walk is so happy to share a story and a laugh with everyone they pass. From the fun costumes, to the man with the cowbells, the rollerbladers with balloons, and to the unspoken agreement to make sure the porta-potties stay clean, there are so many traditions that I really hope to see are being continued. One of my favorite personal traditions was to watch the cars driving past for VW’s (particularly bugs, because in my family those are worth two punches), so I hope Matt is prepared for not only sore legs, but a sore arm.
As I am being pushed into adulting – I wanted to take this opportunity to re-start the Jimmy Fund Walk. Since fundraising minimums are a thing and so are bills, Matt and I will be walking as one person this year to ensure that we are able to both enjoy the walk together without asking too much of ourselves and our families and friends. Hopefully as time progresses, we will be able to start walking as two separate people and begin attending more Jimmy Fund events. The Jimmy Fund is an organization that works with adults along with pediatric patients and I look forward to attending the Walk and other fundraisers in the future!
We have decided to walk the full Boston Marathon Route, which will be a new experience for me that I am so incredibly excited about.
We both thank you for your support! Every bit brings us one step closer to Conquring Cancer.
Matt & Katie