From Vision to reality
Charting A Course Against Cancer
A Story of a Cancer Fundraising Volunteer's Personal Journey
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ISBN 13: 978-0-578-46158-8
Ken and Laurie Janson participated in the first Mary’s Walk in 1999, and soon became volunteers in the grassroots fundraising effort. Started by Gene Libby as a tribute to his wife, Mary, after she succumbed to Burkitt’s Lymphoma, the annual event quickly became a signature community effort. A 2016 diagnosis of esophageal cancer put a new spin on life for Ken
and his family. After years of volunteerism in
support of those fighting cancer, suddenly this
new challenge loomed on the horizon. A war was
declared, and with the help of many people, some
known and some strangers, the battle was waged.
This true story chronicles Ken’s cancer journey,
the fundraising performed by Mary’s Walk, with
its many volunteers and supporters, and also pays
homage to the many doctors, nurses, and
technicians that confront cancer daily.