“What grief is, is a form of love, but with the loved one gone. So the work of grief is to find a new form for that love, to find a new expression for it, a new commitment, a way to honor the love.” -John Woodall
This is what brought me to the Dana-Farber Marathon Challenge six years ago. Grief. Then and still now, running for the DFMC team has been a way for me to honor Molly, Mary and John. And while the grieving is not done and the feeling of loss are no less than they were when I ran that first mile for them, participating with this team by helping to find a cure is one of the best ways for me to process the immense loss in our family. This has been my commitment, my way to share my love.
As the calendar flips to 2014, I want to wish you a very Happy and Healthy New Year. And more importantly, to say THANK YOU. I have so much gratitude for the support given to the DFMC in the past year, and I look forward to the coming year with renewed hope and excitement for the work we are doing together to find a cure for cancer. I am committed to this goal in honor of Molly, Mary, and John...to aim high and keep moving forward in this fight, and am thankful to you all for being by my side over the miles. We are making a difference. I promise.
Be good. Be strong.
To Make a Donation to the 2016 team
Please visit my fundraising page to make a donation to the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (www.runDFMC.org/2017/jennies). Please help me reach my goal of $50,000 to fund important basic cancer research! With your support, we have already provided over $312,000 to Dana-Farber researchers over the past 8 years. Please give as generously as your means allow!