Jamaica Plain Cancer Survivor Will Walk Jimmy Fund Walk with Son

Jamaica Plain resident Katherine Walsh will participate in the Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk as a way to give back to Dana-Farber for saving her life. In 2010, Walsh was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL) when she was a graduate student earning her Ph.D. She was actually working in a research lab at Dana-Farber during this time. After her diagnosis, she took a break from her Ph.D and was treated at Dana-Farber. "When I was sick,” said Walsh. “I really benefited from the resources at Dana-Farber.”

Once she entered remission and finished up her Ph.D program, she knew she wanted to give back to the hospital that saved her life.

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JP’s Tremblay Creates Card Featured in Dana-Farber Holiday Gift Collection

Jamaica Plain resident Carl Tremblay has designed a holiday card featured in Dana-Farber’s Holiday Cards & Gifts collection. The card is a photo that he took depicting a festive holiday-decorated front door. The collection features gifts from local vendors and holiday cards. All of the proceeds benefit patient care and cancer research at Dana-Farber. Click here to see Tremblay's card.

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Jamaica Plain Residents Support Cancer Care, Research by Running B.A.A. Half Marathon

Jamaica Plain residents ran as members of the official Dana-Farber team in the 17th annual B.A.A. Half Marathon that went through JP on Oct. 8th. The marathon was presented by Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the Jimmy Fund. Three Jamaica Plain residents ran as members of the official Dana-Farber team: Peggy Jergens, Justin Cohen and Liz O’Connor. Hundreds of Dana-Farber team members raised awareness and at least $750 each to support adult and pediatric patient care and cancer research at Dana-Farber.

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