The Jimmy Fund - a big cancer research fundraising effort here in Boston - puts giant photos of their patients at every mile marker. It always makes me tear up when I see them, but those kids keep me going.
I was one of them once. I still am. I survived Wilms’ Tumor as a kid, and the simple truth is that without the work of outfits like the Jimmy Fund, I never would have seen my 2nd birthday.
But here I am, 30 years later, still feisty and still kicking.
That’s why I’m walking in this year’s Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk to raise money for the Dana Farber Cancer Institute and to help those kids. I’m up to 32 birthdays now, so I’m asking my greatest friends to give $32 to support my walk.
The walk is Sunday, so please give before then. And I’ve set a goal of raising $500, so I’ll need lots of help to get there.
I can’t tell you how important this cause is to me. It’s quite literally the thing I’ve spent my whole life fighting for.
Please give what you can. Every little bit helps.