A special shout out and thank you to the first co-pilot of the 2014 Summer Tour of Hope, Jake Coble. He got us through our first 1,000 miles and headed back home on a plane today. Sherry Pelosky, the amazing, mountain climbing adventurer, is now in the co-pilot seat through Chicago! Today started out with a quick trip to the airport and then a wonderful breakfast at Blunch in Boston. This was an incredibly random, “we’re desperate for breakfast” , GPS choice that turned out to be not only delicious but put us right where we needed to start the day! Across the street from Blunch was Boston Medical Center. We met a wonderful patient navigator there and created a great connection for their patients to know more about our programs. It stuck me when talking to her all of the people who are placed directly in the path of each cancer patient and how the smallest, most human interactions mean the most to people as they are dealing with the most difficult crisis. We continued on to Dana Farber Cancer Institute and Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston to share our information and meet with some incredibly helpful and caring individuals. Having never seen Harvard, we decided to take a quick side trip on our way to the hotel before dinner. As you can see, Penelope made some quick friends.
Dinner tonight was a wonderful reunion with Linda and Bruce for the 2013 Couples Retreat in St. John and their daughter, Mandy.
And of course fun times were had by all!
An exciting day tomorrow at Kennedy Middle School to meet the wonderful principal and students who championed the dimes make a difference campaign.
PS. Ramblings from the road: Realized today how many people say things that sound horrible… not because they mean to, but just don’t think about how it sounds. Boy 1: hey look at that car Girl 1: yeah it looks like it is for breast cancer with the ribbon on it Girl 2: I love breast cancer! Girl 1: me too!