Shawn and I are participating on Oct. 4th, 2020 with TeamFaz in the 2020 Boston Marathon® Jimmy Fund Walk taking steps toward the ultimate finish line: a world without cancer!
We walk this year to show our support for all Cancer patients but especially those at the Melanoma Clinic at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Since Chris' diagnosis with metastatic melanoma in November of 2018, we have come to realize how important it is for innovative research, new treatments, prevention and exceptional patient care for the patients diagnosed with this disease. Our funds contribute to clinical trials which lead to the development of new cancer fighting drugs. Our funds also help to maintain a world-class facility by attracting and retaining the highest caliber faculty, and recruiting young, promising , innovative scientists and clinicians from around the globe who will lead the next generation of cancer care and research.
Dana-Farber provides Critical 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.
Asking for donations is not our forte. However, when Chris received the diagnosis nearly two years ago, you know that this is something you want no other parent to witness for their child or for that matter, anyone they care deeply for. So with great passion in knowing that raising funds can directly help fight this disease, we reach out to you for any little you can contribute to our fight.
We appreciate your time in reading our post. Mark Oct. 4th on your calendar. Get out. Take a stroll however far you can and be thankful that you have the ability to enjoy the moment. We walk for those that can't and our efforts will make a difference.
"Don't burn the day away" DMB