July 17, 2015

2015 Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk & a discount code for registering!

“I participated in an Ambassador Activation on behalf of Influence Central for the Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk. I received a promotional item to thank me for my participation.”

Photo credit to John Deputy

We all have some connection to cancer. It could be an Aunt, Uncle, Cousin, Step-Brother, Grandparent or even Parent. Or maybe even yourself. The research at facilities all over the world is fascinating and their goal to beat cancer is terrific! But they need help getting there. Donating your time and money is one way we all can help beat cancer. One of the easiest ways is walking in one of the Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walks. I will be there! Will you?

Photo credit to John Deputy for both photos.

Are you going to walk? Use the $5 off registration 

coupon code: BLOG

Register today! It is easy and the walk staff is there to help! The money you raise is vital – focus on the research and patient care happening at Dana-Farber. 

     Choose from four routes:
o   Hopkinton 26.2-mile
o   Wellesley 13.1-mile
o   Boston College 5-mile
o   Dana-Farber 3-mile

All routes finish at the Copley Square finish area in Boston where walkers will enjoy live music and food.

Even if you cant walk you can do other things to help! Like fundraisers! It is easier than you think and there are so many tools available and rewards for reaching certain fundraising milestones. Not only will it make you feel good, but the money raised goes to a great cause! 
Or you can become a virtual walker. 

You can find more information on that by clicking the big link at the top of this post.

My daddy had cancer. He was diagnosed in June of 2008. He had bladder cancer and he fought hard and after 2 surgeries and radiation, he was clear for 9 months before he passed away. 

My cousins, too many to name, have also been effected by cancer. One has stomach cancer and is unable to eat almost anything that isn't pureed. His chances of survival are slim, but he fights everyday to stay healthy and so far, fingers crossed, hes kicking cancers butt!

Since I was adopted, I didn't know my complete family history for many years. When I started to friend my biological family on Facebook, the number of uncles, aunts and cousins battling cancer was astounding! Almost every uncle had some sort of cancer ranging from stomach to colon. My aunts were fortunate enough not to be diagnosed with any as of today. 

When I was 18, my best friend, Laura, passed away after undergoing 3 years of treatment for Leukemia. She was so brave and even after she lost all of her hair, she did her best to stay upbeat. Watching her face hollow and her weight plummet to 98 pounds, was hard. It broke my heart to see the once vibrant teenager I had grown to love fight a battle with every ounce of her being only to loose her battle 3 days after she  turned 18.

Watching someone you love fight cancer is a kick in the gut. You want to help them but you don't know how. Seeing them waste away while undergoing treatment hurts more than almost anything you could imagine. One of the best days of their lives is yet to happen. The day they are told they are cancer free.

Unfortunately that doesn't happen for many people. Many die during the battle and those are deaths that hopefully one day will not happen.

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