Friday, February 11, 2011

"You don't have to be a smoker to get lung cancer"

"I have no doubt in my mind the people who will find a cure for cancer are the people at Dana-Faber," said Jamie Tighe, a Franklin resident who grew up in Framingham and is running the Boston Marathon in April in Andy's honor. 
His brother, Tim, and Tighe's brother were best friends, so "Andy was always a presence in my life," Tighe said. "He's always been like a brother." 
So, even though "I was definitely not a runner" until recently, "when he was diagnosed, it was immediate." She decided to do the 26-mile race. 
"It was always he and I. He always said, 'I'll see you at the finish line.' One of the hardest things I had to do was to change my Dana-Farber website" to reflect she's now running in his memory.

Read the full article in the Milford Daily News here

Those who would like information about supporting Tighe's Dana-Farber fundraising can go to and enter her name in the "Support a Runner" tab.

Franklin, MA

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