|With Boston Mayor Marty Walsh|
I don't usually do these things, but it worked out with my schedule, so I went to Dana-Farber last night for the annual cancer survivorship celebration, Living Proof, and I'm glad I did. Some 200 people gathered for an evening of food and music and a speech by Boston Mayor Marty Walsh, who was treated at Dana-Farber for the Burkett's lymphoma that he had at age 7.
After the mayor spoke, I joined the line of people wanting to greet him. Everyone told him their diagnosis or their relationship to someone with cancer. Just as you might introduce yourself with the year of your graduation at a school reunion, I said, "Ronni Gordon, leukemia, four transplants."
I congratulated him on