We are 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!
The Chausse family is walking on the team Miles for Miles to support our close friend, Mike Mahoney, who was diagnosed with Leukemia 2 years ago. Mike is doing fantastic and we are thrilled to walk with him again to celebrate his health!
We are also walking for my dad, David, again this year. My dad is a prostate cancer survivor. He was diagnosed around the same time as Mike and went through radiation treatment. Dad received a clean bill of health last summer and we were thrilled. Unfortunately, my Dad was recently diagnosed with Stage Iv Pancreatic Cancer, for which there is no cure.
He began treatment at a local hospital where he has received wonderful care. After 4 rounds of intense chemotherapy, his first scan showed that his treatment is not working and his tumors have continued to grow. He has been referred to Dana Farber for a second opinion on treatment. We are hopeful the doctors at Dana Farber will have a treatment option that will work for him.
His appointment at Dana Farber and the treatment options that may be used are in large part due to donations made for research and patient care. When you make a gift to my walk, you’re directly supporting Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. 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!