Many of you may know that our friend Marta Jakubowski's dad Tom is currently battling cancer that has spread to his lungs. For any of you who don't know, a tumor was found in Tom's chest cavity last fall. After a very long surgery, all of the cancer had been removed. However, it only took a few months for the cancer to come back and spread. Tom and his doctors are currently working on that magic concoction of treatments that will stop the cancer from spreading, but they're not there yet.
As you can imagine, it's been a pretty trying year for the Jakubowskis and at this juncture, Tom needs every ounce of support we can give him to stay strong for a very difficult fight.
It's with this in mind that a few of us have decided to run the Shamrock Shuffle in Tom's honor, running for the Bonnie J. Addario Lung Cancer Foundation. Bonnie is a Stage IV lung cancer survivor who founded the organization after finding that in her own battle the survival rate for people diagnosed with lung cancer averages at 15% and that number has not changed in over 40 YEARS.
I don't want to make thi too lengthy, but I could go on and on about how excited BJALCF is that we wanted to do this, and how supportive they've been to the Jakubowskis. They're a FANTASTIC organization.