I am beyond excited to be running the 2020 Boston Marathon on behalf of the South Shore Health Cancer Center. As many of you may recall, I started this journey last year but was ultimately derailed by an ACL injury. Never the quitter, I'm back at it this year to raise funds for the Dana Farber/Brigham & Women's Cancer Center, an affiliate of South Shore Health.
I have spent my career in Neurosurgery, frequently providing care to patients undergoing treatment for brain cancer. Most of our patients receive their care through DFCI. Unfortunately, cancer became a more personal battle a few years ago, when my mother was diagnosed with stage III melanoma, requiring multiple surgeries followed by immunotherapy. Fortunately, she is in remission, although the same anxiety arises with each routine screening test.
This year, I run with intention, both for my mother and for my patients. I am excited to embark on this journey with the rest of the South Shore Health team. We sincerely appreciate your support!
South Shore Health is a not-for-profit, that has relied on the support of our community to fulfill our mission of healing, caring and comforting. The South Shore Health Foundation is proud to be an official partner of John Hancock in the Marathon Non-Profit Program for the 2020 Boston Marathon®.
Members of Team South Shore Health have chosen to fundraise for either behavioral health and substance use disorder programs or cancer care services on the South Shore.
Each year, more than 2,000 new patients seek care at the Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women’s Cancer Center in clinical affiliation with South Shore Hospital. Funds raised by our team support those patients.
The Grayken Center for Treatment at South Shore Health is a collection of substance use disorder (SUD) and behavioral health initiatives created to address the many needs of the communities we serve.
Over the last eight years, our Boston Marathon team has raised more than $1 million for care in our community.