Mass. Campgrounds Aid Jimmy Fund Charity
Dave Seely, 56, was basically told in 2008 that he was going to die from the Stage 4 cancer in his body, which had started in his kidney and had ultimately metastasized to his lungs.
Now, four years later, Dave, a former Weymouth, Mass., resident who now lives in Rockland, has been told he is cancer-free. He is preparing to be one of the leaders at the upcoming Jimmy Fund Campout from Sept. 14 to 16 and is also scheduled to appear on WEEI sports radio to tell his survival story along with his doctor from Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Dr. Tony Choueiri, Aug. 22.
Dave said he is very eager to help Dana-Farber and the Jimmy Fund, which is why he has volunteered for the Jimmy Fund Campout, which will be held at four different campgrounds throughout the state from Sept. 14 to 16, the Weymouth News reported. One of those campgrounds is Sandy Pond Campground in Plymouth, which is co-owned by his wife Joan’s sister, Jane Doonan.
Dave and Joan will be assisting with one of the many activities happening that weekend called geocaching, which is a GPS-based scavenger hunt.
“We are really looking forward to that weekend,” he said. “There’s going to be a lot of stuff going on.”
All the money raised at the statewide campground event will go to the Jimmy Fund.