Donna's Fundraising Page

HOPKINTON, here I come!
HOPKINTON, here I come!

26.2 miles on October 2, 2022

Since 2017 I have been walking and fundraising for the Boston Marathon® Jimmy Fund Walk presented by Hyundai, taking steps toward the ultimate finish line: a world without cancer! 

For these past two pandemic years, the Walk was Your Way, in everyone’s neighborhoods and local parks. And yes, I really did miss the challenge of those four Newton hills. 

This year, the Walk will return to the historic Boston Marathon route. My goal was to once again step off in Hopkinton at the crack of dawn and cross the finish line in Copley Square later that afternoon, completing the full 26.2 miles.

That was then, this is now…Plan B. Here at home, C-19, its many variants, and now, good heavens, Monkeypox, still pose threats. In fact, despite being masked, vaxed and twice boostered, our daughter tested positive for Covid/Omicron and spent the first week of May quarantined in our basement. Her symptoms presented as a very bad case of the flu. Even now she fatigues more easily and her senses of taste and smell are still a bit wonky. With her “positive” experience in mind, not to mention Dr. Fauci and President Biden, we decided to err on the side of caution and avoid crowds.

I will walk the Jimmy Fund Marathon 26.2 miles here at home.  I have mapped out a 4 mile route that loops up, down and back around again, to essentially replicate the four hills in Newton, including Heartbreak Hill. For distance, there are many woodsy paths plus a 14 mile paved trail to the DC border.

When you make a gift, you directly support Dana-Farber Cancer Institute’s unique 50-50 balance between cutting-edge science and compassionate patient care. Your support allows Dana-Farber to enhance programs and initiatives that serve pediatric and adult patients and their families.  

Thank you for supporting my Jimmy Fund Walk fundraising efforts. "You don't have to be a doctor to cure cancer." I am proud to say that together with friends and family we have raised a combined total of $16,295.81 for our five previous Jimmy Fund Walks. 

 

Donna  


PROGRESS TO GOAL

Raised:$2,447.96
Goal:$2,500
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