Of the $37 million raised for cancer research and patient care at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute through the Jimmy Fund by cyclists of the 2012 Pan-Massachusetts Challenge, 223 Newton residents raised more than $1.4 million.
Saturday, December 1, 2012
Thursday, September 6, 2012
The only road closure/detour on Sunday will be at the intersection of College Road and Old Colony Road, where one of the medical tents will be.
In just a couple of days, roughly 9,000 people will be making their way down Washington Street and Commonwealth Avenue in Newton for the 24th annual Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk. The walk will take place this Sunday, Sept. 9 and three of the four walking routes will pass through Newton. The longest route, from Hopkinton Center School to Copley Square, will follow the same 26.2-mile path of the annual Boston Marathon. Once walkers get to Washington Street in Wellesley (Route 16), they will continue into Newton up to Commonwealth Avenue and into Brighton. From there, the walkers will move on to Beacon Street through Brookline and into Boston. Check-in and rolling start in Hopkinton will be between 5:30 a.m. and 7:30 a.m. Parking will be …
Saturday, August 18, 2012
A golf tournament will be held Monday, Aug. 20 to benefit the Angela and Patrick Palmer Research Fund for Brain Cancer. Slots are still available for those looking to participate.
In September 2011, Newton resident Angela Palmer had just passed her 10-year anniversary of beating breast cancer. Then, Angela heard that dreaded word again. This time, though, it was stage four brain cancer. The brain tumor had not metastasized as a result of the breast cancer, her husband says, but had formed on its own. "It had a lot of people stumped," says husband Patrick Palmer. "She has lived an impeccable lifestyle. It's just not fair, for someone like this who is so conscientious about health to get nailed with this." Since her diagnosis, Angela has undergone 13 hours of surgery, 30 radiation therapies and 42 oral chemotherapy treatments. For the first few months of treatment she spent a lot of time in bed, Patrick recalls, and …
Thursday, September 22, 2011
This week’s Whiz Kid participated in the Jimmy Fund walk last weekend for the third year in a row.
Name: Kira “Moxie” Freilich Age: 8 School: Countryside Elementary School Accomplishment: This past Sunday, Sept. 18, marked the third year Kira has participated in the annual Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk in honor of her friend Kira Corning (age 10). Each year, she has raised over $500 in donations for important research at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Within the last two years, the institute has been able to conduct two new clinical treatment trials for Pediatric Low-grade Astrocytoma (the type of cancer Kira Corning has) as a result of funding received as a result of the Walk. Kira began walking at the 3-miles-to-go mark, right near the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, which is on Brookline Avenue. There’s a carnival-like atmosphere …
Thursday, September 15, 2011
The walk will take place this Sunday, Sept. 18 and will pass through Newton.
The following is a press release from the Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk: On Sept. 18, 60 residents from Newton will walk up to 26.2 miles along the historic route of the Boston Marathon in the 23rd annual Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk presented by Hyundai. They will be among the nearly 9,000 walkers expected to participate with the collective goal of raising more than $7.5 million for lifesaving adult and pediatric patient care and cancer research at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute through its Jimmy Fund. The Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk presented by Hyundai is the only event, other than the Boston Marathon itself that is sanctioned by the Boston Athletic Association to use the official course from Hopkinton to Boston. The Walk is the …
Wednesday, August 3, 2011
Elizabeth Dowd, who has been diagnosed with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, will ride in one of the two days of the Pan-Mass Challenge.
Three years ago, Elizabeth Dowd started riding in the annual Pan-Mass Challenge as a tribute to her late brother. Soon, however, the ride would take on an even greater personal meaning. Dowd was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma two years ago while pregnant with her third child, but that has not stopped her. This weekend, the Chestnut Hill resident is back for her third ride, despite the cancer. "When I was pregnant with Nicholas (her youngest child, now 1 ½), I got sick in the fall, right around the time the swine flu broke out, and I started feeling just lousy," said Dowd, via telephone. "I remember going on the internet and seeing the headlines about swine flu. Murphy's Law would have it that the pregnant woman would get swine flu. …