Dear Family and Friends,
Only TWO days to go until I dive into the water around the Boston Harbor Islands on Friday July 12th for a 22-mile relay to help raise money for cancer research, prevention, and patient care at the Perini Quality of Life Clinic at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and at Mass General Hospital for Children Cancer Center! I am so close to achieving my goal of raising $2,000! Please help me reach this goal - any amount can help change a life. Thank you!
I will swim passionately in memory of my beautiful big brother Jeff - rarely a day goes by that I don't feel his presence, especially when I am on the water. I will also swim in memory of my wonderful friends Tom Regan, Ed Colbert, Michelle Shatford, sister-in-law Patti Welch, and brother-in-law Larry Finn-Welch. All of these family members and friends displayed inner strength and compassion for others during their journeys with cancer giving me a clearer understanding of the meaning of life.
So, this Friday July 12, I will jump off the boat, shout to the heavens, and swim with the determination that we all can in some small way help to improve or save the lives of so many of those we care for who have been touched by cancer.
Thank you all so much. With much love.