On Sunday, October 3, 2021, I will participate, with some of my dearest friends, in the 2021 Boston Marathon® Jimmy Fund Walk: Your Way presented by Hyundai.
Eighty-eight cents of every dollar donated goes directly to cancer research and patient care at Dana-Farber providing patients with a level of service and compassionate support unmatched by other cancer centers.
Your gifts make possible the special programs that serve the emotional, psychosocial, and spiritual needs of patients and their families throughout their care, and help them cope with the demands and effects of cancer treatment.
Early-stage research is not eligible for federal funding, yet many of the scientific discoveries that lead to major breakthroughs begin as promising theories. Your gift helps to fuel basic research.
Clinical trials aim to discover safer, less toxic, and more effective therapeutic treatments. Your support advances this type of personalized medicine by helping researchers discover specific targets and choose particular drugs based on the likelihood of a positive response.
Your gift ensures care continues after treatment and provides patients the chance to lead fulfilling, productive lives through robust survivorship programs as well as programs that focus on the long-term physical, emotional, and social effects of cancer treatment.
Your generosity helps Dana Farber to maintain a world class faculty offering fellowship programs that are among the most sought-after and selective in the nation, training the next generation of leaders who will advance the fight against cancer around the world.
Your support helps to sustain the state of the art facilities; the expansion and revitalization of Yawkey Center for Cancer Care, the Longwood Center, the Charles A. Dana Building with the expanded Jimmy Find Clinic and the Moleclar Cancer Imaging Facility providing that vital collaboration between lab bench and patient bedside. Lastly, your generosity helps Dana Farber bring education, screening, and treatment to Boston's neighborhoods and surrounding communities.
Thank you for supporting my Jimmy Fund Walk fundraising efforts. Together, we can conquer cancer!