I consider it a personal crusade to find a cure for this incredibly cruel disease.
My mother, Lynne W. Marcus, died of carcinoid cancer on March 24, 2000. Anyone who met her would agree that she was one of the most gracious, welcoming, warm, and nurturing people who ever lived, and her death was a tremendous loss not just to my family and our community but to the world. For several years, I tried to find an organization devoted to battling it, with no success. Then, my boyfriend happened upon an article about the [NET Research Foundation]. I immediately wanted to be involved and am honored to serve on the board. With a disease as rare and unheard of as carcinoid and related cancers, I understand that we have a tough road ahead, but I’m determined to pave it, drive it, and get to a place where no one has to suffer or die the way my mother did.
Columnist, The Improper Bostonian Magazine
Board Member, Board of Incorporators Beaver Country Day School, Chestnut Hill, MA
B.A., Duke University