I am participating in the 2020 Jimmy Fund Walk in memory of my mother, Marie Sheehy, who passed away this July from brain cancer.
The Jimmy Fund supports the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, an organization that has been there for my family for decades, in too many ways to count. I will be walking virtually alongside my sister Colleen, diagnosed over 25 years ago with brain cancer, whose life has been saved, supported, and shaped by care from Dana-Farber.
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.
The year 2020 has destroyed many people's finances, so please, do not donate if it will cause you any hardship. However, if you can afford to donate, I would be grateful beyond words. Thank you for supporting my participation, alongside my family, in the Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk.