Thirty years ago, I watched my cousin, Rosita, contract breast cancer at age 30,
have her hopes rise as she went into remission, only to be crushed
by the cancer's return two years later. In six months, she was dead. Nearly the same
scenario played out with by brother's girlfriend, Alicia. Breast cancer at too early
an age, hopeful remission, then premature death. How can it be that we have
not conquered this disease after three decades of trying? I am walking, and rasing
money, for the Jimmy Fund so that we do not have to wait another thirty years
to save women from the fate of Rosita and Alicia.
When you make a gift to my Walk, you’re directly supporting Dana-Farber Cancer Institute’s unique 50-50 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 Jimmy Fund Walk fundraising efforts. Together, we can defy cancer!