I’m walking for my close and incredibly strong friend as well as the others in my life impacted by cancer.
My dear friends impactful story, in her words:
“In 2018 I stepped through the doors at DFCI and was instantly
enveloped in a world of care. Every step of my cancer journey, my team
has been indefatigable in their efforts to find a cure, and are the most
caring and compassionate caregivers one could imagine. In January of 2020 I learned my cancer had metastasized in my liver and lungs, and my care team came together stronger and more determined to help me fight.
Funds raised by those before me help me with vital programs that gave me hope and the strength to fight Some of these programs are: Soulmates, Embrace, Young and Strong, The Zakim Center, and Friend's Place that outfitted me with a wig and many products to combat the side effects of chemo. Most importantly, funds raised have helped develop new technologies and treatments so my team can continue to help me fight with a myriad of options.
I am hopeful that raising funds to find a cure will give everyone a fighting chance - and one day, we may have 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.
Thank you for supporting my participation in the Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk. Together, we can conquer cancer!