In 2015, my brother-in-law Duffy McCarthy, lost his brother Stephen, to pancreatic cancer, at age 56.

The extraordinary courage and love embodied by his family during his illness, and after his loss, inspired me to write a narrative for Cancer Care Chronicles in JAMA Oncology, Practicing Hope.

I want to dedicate this page to Stephen’s memory, and his family, and link to their website for McCarthy Strong.  This will be their 3rd annual fundraising 5K walk and run event.  All proceeds from this event will be donated to the Dana Farber Cancer Center in support of their efforts to find a cure for pancreatic cancer.

McCarthy Strong logo

You can read Stephen’s story here.

Register here.