On Sunday, 9/27, my friend Janelle and I walked 5 miles of the Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk to benefit Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.
We were part of the Boston Bloggers team. Both Janelle & I had family members walking the full marathon route, so next year, we plan to walk with family instead of the Boston Bloggers team. (There was no meet up on walk day for our team, and Janelle and I were a little disappointed to not be walking with other team members.)
Walk heroes – fighting cancer – are on all of the mile marker signs
and honored at the finish as well
The walk itself is a positive experience though! My in-laws have been participating in this walk since it 1st started 27 years ago. At that time, one of my husband’s cousins was at Dana-Farber fighting cancer as a child. Thanks to Dana-Farber and the Jimmy Fund, he beat cancer and is now “living proof” that treatment works, healthy in his mid 30s.
Here are some views from the last few miles of the route:
Citgo sign means we’re approaching the “Fenway” area of Boston
Fenway Park is in this section too, and there was a Red Sox game on the day of our walk.
Boston Marathon runners know the famous last 2 turns of the Boston Marathon!
It’s followed by a left on Boylston and the finish line!
Wearing my finishers medal
Thanks to the walk, my fitbit tracked 12,372 steps for me this day.
I’m very happy to be able to have participated this year and raised $523.60! The money raised through the walk helps support exceptional patient care, as well as the flexible funds that allow future research discoveries to revolutionize cancer treatments both nationally and around the world.
If you would like to support my fundraising, you can donate at: Danielle Kempe Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk funraising page