Category Why I Run for Dana-Farber and the Jimmy Fund

Team Beans defies cancer for Francesca

When Andrew Kaczynski and Rachel Ensign returned to Boston for the first time since their daughter, Francesca, passed away from an infant brain tumor, they arrived at Fenway Park on a personal mission to defy cancer. “Being back here, I…

TJ Gardner

Why TJ Gardner runs for Annie

Annie Mac Evans, my incredible cousin, was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia (AML) on February 10, 2016. She was only 25 years old. She was immediately referred to Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, and on February 11, she had her first appointment…

Cathy (left) at the start of the 2019 Boston Marathon® with fellow 2019 DFMC Runner Jerry

Longtime DFMC runner reflects on 26 years of 26.2

A long, winding road full of obstacles is a familiar sight for Cathy Troisi, a Dana-Farber Marathon Challenge (DFMC) runner and team member since 1995 (pictured above at the 2019 Boston Marathon®). She was thrown another twist in 2020, when her 26th…