West Newbury Police Administrative Assistant Susan Curry will be walking in the Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk next month for the 29th straight year.
Curry has participated in the walk along the 26.2-mile Boston Marathon course each year since its inception in 1989. According to the Jimmy Fund, Curry is motivated by a desire to fight back after her mother succumbed to breast cancer in 1981 and will join an expected 9,500 fellow walkers in the nation’s most successful single-day fundraising walk on Sunday, Sept. 24.
Curry’s mom, Thelma Perry, passed away in 1981 and since then both Curry’s sister and husband have fought their own battles against different types of cancer.
“I don’t know of a single person who can say cancer has not affected their life in some way,” Curry said. “I am so grateful to all of my family members, friends and co-workers who have supported me this year and in years past.”
Members of the community can help Curry reach her $2,500 fundraising goal by clicking here.