Hi friends and family,
I am participating in the 2022 Boston Marathon® Jimmy Fund Walk: presented by Hyundai, taking steps toward the ultimate finish line: a world without cancer!
I am doing this proudly for three important reasons:
1) I am honored to be part of Team Tara, an organization started (and sustained) by my friend Tara Shuman and her amazing team. Tara is a Cancer survivor, and her ability to transform her experiences battling and winning against cancer into exponential impact on the lives of others able to battle (and win!) the fight against cancer is truly remarkable, humbling and inspiring.
2) Importantly, Team Tara’s work also supports critical research into understanding cancer with the hopes of developing new and better treatments and preventions. This year Team Tara fundraising is supporting the efforts of Dr. Narjust Florez (formerly Duma) who is working to find cures for lung cancer, including thoracic malignancies, small cell and non-small cell lung cancer and mesothelioma.
3) The walk this year, although I am always invested in the amazing efforts of Team Tara and the Jimmy Fund, is very personal for me. As some of you may know, our family has also recently joined the fight against lung cancer; our brother Andrew Walsh was recently diagnosed with lung cancer and is being treated by the amazing surgical oncological teams of Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.
On behalf of Team Tara and all of the amazing nurses, doctors, research and medical scientists, faculty, trainees, students, and staff of the BWH/DFCI, thank you for supporting my participation as part of Team Tara in the Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk. Together, we can conquer cancer!