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.
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.
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.