For the second year in a row, 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!
2020 was a trying year for my family. We navigated my dad's leukemia diagnosis at the high of the COVID-19 pandemic. Unfortunately, my dad had to navigate the extended stays for chemotherapy treatments without our physical support due to strict stay-at-home regulations. While we weren't able to be there during his many hospital stays, he had his other Mass General Brigham's/Dana-Farber family to support him. This family consisted of doctors, nurses, aids, food workers, cleaners and many others who braved the pandemic on a daily basis to provide support to my dad and other patients going through their cancer journey. We can't thank Dana Farber enough for their continued care and support. I am raising money for the Jimmy Fund Walk so other patients can receive the same amazing care as my dad.
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.
Thank you for supporting my Jimmy Fund Walk fundraising efforts. Together, we can conquer cancer!
Jillian Wnukowski, daughter of a 2020 cancer survivor