Each year, thousands of walkers and volunteers flood the historic Boston Marathon® route for the Boston Marathon® Jimmy Fund Walk presented by Hyundai.
Anyone who has participated in the Boston Marathon® Jimmy Fund Walk knows that one of the most inspiring parts of the day is the tradition of tapping the photos of the Boston Marathon® Jimmy Fund Walk Heroes that serve as mile markers along the 26.2 mile route. Boston Marathon® Jimmy Fund Walk Heroes are adult and pediatric Dana-Farber patients who volunteer to tell the story of why the money being raised to conquer cancer is so important. The photos of the Boston Marathon® Jimmy Fund Walk Heroes also help to motivate participants to keep walking. Anyone who walks by mile 10.5 will encounter Boston Marathon® Jimmy Fund Walk Hero Kate Morris.
Kate is a first-grader at the Brimmer and May School in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts. Last January, Kate was diagnosed with a form of cancer called Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL). Although she has been going through the ups and downs of treatment, Kate is a lively young girl with a love for pink, purple, and princesses.
I had the chance to meet up with Kate and her mother, Evelyn, while they were getting their nails done for a Boston Marathon® Jimmy Fund Walk cancer fundraising event.
JF: Are you looking forward to the Boston Marathon® Jimmy Fund Walk?
KM: I am excited to meet my family and friends at the finish line!
JF: Your family team name is Princess Kate’s Royal Court! Who is your favorite princess and why?
KM: Elsa and Anna from Frozen; Elsa because she has ice powers and Anna because she is funny.
JF: What is your favorite subject at school?
KM: I love art!
JF: What do you like to do for fun?
KM: Play with Mama and Daddy, draw, and color with Mama.
JF: What would you like to be when you grow up?
KM: A chef or a ballerina.
#JimmyFundWalk participants from New England and all over the country will be thinking of Kate and her fellow Walk Heroes during the Boston Marathon® Jimmy Fund Walk presented by Hyundai. Look for Kate’s smiling face at mile 10.5 or at the Hyundai Hero Hub in Copley Square located at the finish line.
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