I am honored to be running in the 2020 Boston Marathon in support of the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC). Our team is running to support a variety of programs, including the Cancer Center, the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, the Klarman Family Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), and several other divisions of the BIDMC network. I'm a proud supporter of the BID Cancer Center because it is leading a charge to beat cancer.
In the winter of 2017, cancer would change my outlook on life forever through the loss of my friend, Davey Hovey. Although Davey was more than a very close friend – He was my role-model. Growing up as the oldest sibling in a family of three boys, I never had a big brother to look up to. Whether he knew it or not, Davey filled this gap for me – I still to this day emulate my behavior and general demeanor after his own. Whether it was on the golf course, lacrosse field, or at our beloved Chatham Squire, Davey was always glowing, and his aura latched on to all those that surrounded him.
At age 25, Davey was diagnosed with Stage IV Glioblastoma Multiforme, an aggressive form of brain cancer. Davey grew up in Simsbury, CT and spent his summers surrounded by friends and family in Chatham, MA. He graduated from St. Lawrence University, where he captained the Lacrosse team in 2013. Sadly, Davey passed away after a courageous battle. He left behind a loving family and countless close friends, all of who have vowed to keep his legacy alive. His strength and competitive spirit have motivated many to raise money for important cancer research. Davey taught me many valuable lessons during his battle with cancer: the importance of family and friends, giving back, and always to Keep the Faith!!!
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BID Cancer Center
At the BIDMC Cancer Center, gifted physicians, outstanding nurses, and dedicated staff form a team that is committed to breakthrough treatments delivered with kindness and respect. Researchers have made several discoveries that have led to greater understanding of cancer mechanisms resulting in improved and innovative cancer care. And because we have always understood the physical and emotional toll of a cancer diagnosis, our specialists take the time to listen to your concerns, answer your questions, and develop unique support systems.