My favorite day of the year is right around the corner! On Sunday, October 4th, for the twenty fifth year in a row, I will walk the full 26.2 miles of the Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk. I look forward to it every year and this year is no exception! Although I will probably be sore and tired after the walk, it is a small price to pay for raising money for Dana-Farber Cancer Institute!
This year will be different - whereas I always look forward to the start in Hopkinton at 6am, we won't be walking the Boston Marathon route. This year we will walk around our neighborhood, whatever it takes!
As in past years, I walk in honor of my daughter Elizabeth who was diagnosed with Leukemia a month shy of her third birthday. She is now 28 and continues to remain cancer free so it is with celebration that I walk! It is for Elizabeth and all the other kids and adults that I walk; those who have made it and those who have not, hoping that someday everyone will survive cancer.
Thank you for supporting my participation in the Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk. Together, we can conquer cancer!