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Saturday, April 23, 2005

Join the "Friends for Life" walk team

On September 18th, 2005 we will once again lace up our walking shoes
and gather as the "Friends for Life" walk team in the 2005
Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk (aka the Hero Walk).

This year we hope to raise another $90,000 and grow the "Friends for Life" team to over 100 walkers.

All the money we raise as a team will be directed to the "Friends for Life"
neuroblastoma endowed fellowship (PD5100) at Dana Farber. This fellowship helps to support full time researchers at Dana Farber to find more effective treatments and relapse protocol for neuroblastoma, a deadly childhood cancer.

Neuroblastoma is a solid tumor, which arises either in the sympathetic nervous system or closely associated adrenal glands and is usually, although not always located in the abdomen. It ususally strikes children under the age of 2. Because the symptoms of the disease tend to be varied and vague, some 65% of neuroblastomas are not diagnosed until the disease is widespread. Despite intensive courses of chemotherapy, radiation, surgery and stem cell transplant and often initial success in treating the disease, it often relapses, making this one of the most lethal of all childhood cancers. Walking together we intend to change these terrible facts.

Choose the route that works for you and come walk with us. Be a Hero.

Join us for the full marathon -- 26 miles if you dare...
The 1/2 marathon -- 13 miles from Wellesley.
Or do the family walk -- 3 miles starting at the Jimmy Fund and ending
in Copley Square.

Click here to goto the Jimmy Fund Walk site and register to walk with the "Friends for Life" team.

If you can't walk please consider making a donation to our team by clicking here.

For more information about the "Friends for Life" walk team please email
the team captain, Denyse Dodd at


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