Lisa Scherber

This year, we proudly honor Lisa Scherber, Director of Patient and Family Programs at Dana-Farber/Children’s Hospital Cancer Center. Affectionately known as “the Play Lady”, she started out as a Jimmy Fund volunteer in 1990 and quickly moved into a fulltime role as Child Life Specialist in 1992. Among her many duties, she focuses on improving patients’ lives, developing events to give the children experiences outside the hospital setting, and organizing fundraisers to support those events.

Read her full Jimmy Fund profile HERE.

Guest Emcee Darcie Fisher

Darcie Fisher spent 13 years at WLVI-TV's "Ten O Clock News". As the station's health reporter, Darcie covered many aspects of health news including numerous stories related directly to the Jimmy Fund Clinic at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute. She has been recognized for her work with two New England EMMY awards, most recently for "Outstanding Health and Science Reporting" in 2006.

As a native of Taunton, Massachusetts, Darcie has strong local ties, and is a graduate of Emerson College in Boston. Darcie volunteers her time for several organizations, and is looking forward to participating in her eighth Jimmy Fund Walk this coming September.

Larry, III and Judith Theriault, Brain Tumor Survivors

Courage, determination and compassion are words that come to mind when thinking about twins Larry and Judith Theriault of Peabody. Now 22 years old, Larry and Judith are living with brain tumors. Diagnosed at 6 months of age and first manifesting optic nerve tumors at age 2 and 3 respectively, Larry and Judith consistently make the most of life despite the challenges that each child faces on a daily basis.

Larry and Judith are kids who despite significant obstacles focus more on what they can do as opposed to what they can’t do. They thrive despite the uncertainties they face and the challenges life brings.

The benefits they have received through the Jimmy Fund have spurred their interest in several fundraising events, as they have been actively involved in the Pan-Mass Challenge’s Pedal Partner Program, Jimmy Fund Walk, Boston Marathon, North Shore Cancer Walk and Relay for Life in hopes that others will benefit in the future. The also have performed onstage with Paul Newman at the annual Hole in the Wall Gang's gala fundraiser, singing selections from "The Music Man."

Parts of this bio taken from an article written by Kate Lund for the Brain Tumor Foundation. Read the full article here: