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My name is Jackie Alfinito. I am 18 years old and currently in my senior year of high school. In August of 2021, I was diagnosed with Metastatic Papillary Thyroid Carcinoma. While this has been difficult and life-changing, there have been some bright spots. My team at Nemours Children’s Hospital took great care of me physically through all of the labs, surgeries, and office visits. It was later in 2021, however, when I was connected to the MIP Foundation which provided me with amazing coping skills and tools as well as a personalized array of items and activities. The MIP Foundation supported me through the toughest period and I vowed to give back to them for what they had done for me.

For my senior year graduation project, I wanted to organize a 5k on April 29th, 2023, in West Chester PA! The purpose of this project is to raise funds and awareness for The MIP Foundation in order to help other teens and families with pediatric cancer.

Click here to learn more and sign up! Register by April 2nd to get your Pain Into Power t-shirt!


The MIP Foundation
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Downtown West Chester
2 N High Street
West Chester, PA 19380 United States
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