In the spring of 2018, my mother, Nelia Clark, was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. Within two months, she was gone. She dedicated her life to taking care of, not just my siblings and me, but anyone who entered our house. She made sure everyone was well fed and treated like family. I want to honor her memory and channel that caring energy that made her such a special person by running the 2024 Boston Marathon to raise money for the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.
As a reminder, a full 100 percent of funds raised by DFMC benefit the Claudia Adams Barr Program in Innovative Basic Cancer Research at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, widely recognized as one of the largest and most successful programs of its kind. Based on a rigorous and highly selective process, the program funds the brightest, most creative scientists making basic research discoveries that are transforming cancer treatment. Claudia Adams Barr Program Investigators have made numerous major breakthroughs resulting in improved survival rates and quality of life for thousands of patients everywhere.
Please donate if you're able to, and share my donation page link with your network. Cancer has touched all of us in one way or another, and the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute hopes to one day achieve a world without cancer.