My Dad was such a big goof. Every time we went into Boston for his long chemo days, arriving at 6:40 am and leaving after 5 pm, it was an adventure. We talked a LOT, we cried, and most importantly, we laughed. Much needed medicine for the two of us That laughter displaced fear and doubt, and allowed for some real love, which helped us through a very difficult time. Dad fought that "little bastard" aka, the pancreatic tumor, valiantly until the end. It stings to write this. We wanted more time. We all do.
I am participating in the 2020 Boston Marathon® Jimmy Fund Walk, taking steps toward the ultimate finish line: a world without cancer! The walk will look a lot different this year. Our team, who resides in 4 states, will choose a centrally located route of 26.2 miles, and do what we do every year. Take a LONG walk. During the many hours together, we will honor survivors, those who continue to battle this hideous disease, and the many loved ones we have lost. We will celebrate the scientists, researchers, and all the medical professionals who give us hope for a cure. We will talk about all the generous and loving supporters, who donate to this cause each and every year. We will tell stories from "the ranch", and remember Auntie Carole, whose huge heart and determination to make a "big difference" in this world, spilled over into our souls, and forever inspires us.
When you make a gift to my walk, you’re directly supporting Dana-Farber Cancer Institute’s unique 50-50 balance between cutting-edge science and highly compassionate cancer care. Your support allows Dana-Farber leaders to enhance programs and initiatives that serve pediatric and adult patients and their families. You are also giving the gift of time.
Thank you for supporting my participation in the Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk. Together, we can conquer cancer!