Since joining the Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery team at BIDMC over a year ago, I have seen first hand how cancer affects the lives of patients and their families. No one should have to endure or see a loved one suffer through the treatment of cancer. Cancer research is so important and we must strive to develop safe and effective methods to prevent, detect, diagnose, and ultimately CURE cancer. There are many reasons to support cancer research but for me specifically, I am raising money for my patients with breast cancer, my dad, grandfather, and uncle who have had prostate cancer, my best friend's mom who had uterine cancer, and everyone else whose lives have been touched by cancer. Please join me in supporting this worthy cause and helping me reach my goal of $10,000 and 26.2 miles!