I am participating in the 2022 Boston Marathon® Jimmy Fund Walk, taking steps toward the ultimate finish line: a world without cancer.
Earlier this year, I was diagnosed with early-stage breast cancer and treated successfully at Dana-Farber in Summer. Pre- and during Covid, life got busy and I never scheduled a screening/baseline mammogram until I had symptoms. Since I didn't have any history of breast cancer in the family, I didn't worry about getting a mammogram. Getting a baseline mammogram and annual screenings are important for detecting breast cancer early. I hope to raise awareness for annual screenings and encourage my family/friends/colleagues to start/continue screenings every year.
I am truly fortunate to have an exceptional and caring team at Dana-Farber treat and support me in my health journey. When you make a gift to my Walk, you’re directly supporting Dana-Farber Cancer Institute’s unique balance between cutting-edge research 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 fundraising efforts. Together, we can defy cancer!