BOSTON (April 16, 2014) – Pamela S. Gilman was recently featured in a Wellesley Townsman article concerning her participation in the 2014 Boston Marathon as a runner and fundraiser on behalf of the Leukemia & Leukemia Society (LLS).
An ongoing family history of cancer compelled Pam to lace up her running shoes yet again to run in this year’s Marathon, and she has exceeded her goal of raising $10,000 to support the LLS and cancer research.
Pam ran in her first Boston Marathon in 2007 to help raise funds for the LLS in memory of her mother, who was first diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma when Pam was only 11.
Last year, Pam’s older sister was diagnosed with the very same disease that severely debilitated their mother for years before she eventually died. Gilman’s sister is now cancer free following a grueling seven-month chemotherapy treatment. The medication that put the cancer in remission would not have existed except for funding from the LLS.
Over 200 runners are participating on Pam’s 2014 Team in Training for LLS, including seven Massachusetts attorneys.
Beyond her Marathon efforts, Pam and her family are participating in a study of 300 families across the U.S. with the goal of isolating the particular cancer gene that appears to thrive in their gene pool.
About Barton Gilman
Barton Gilman is one of New England’s leading civil litigation law firms with offices in Boston and Providence. Its experienced trial attorneys appear regularly in the federal and state courts of Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Connecticut. The Providence Business News named the firm five consecutive years as one of Rhode Island’s Best Places to Work (2008-2012).