WellesleyWeston Magazine

FALL 2016

Launched in 2005, WellesleyWeston Magazine is a quarterly publication tailored to Wellesley and Weston residents and edited to enrich the experience of living in two of Massachusetts' most desirable communities.

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burning off the inevitable turkey dinner calorie overload while raising e burning off the inevitable turkey dinner calorie overload while raising inevitable burning off the inevitable turkey dinner calorie overload while raising turkey dinner calorie overload while raising money for local nonprofits. With corporate sponsors covering total race costs and no organizational overhead, total entry fees go straight to charity. In 2015, the Turkey Trot Foundation awarded funds to the Wellesley Field Fund; the Wellesley Education Foundation; the Wellesley Cancer Prevention Project; Dr. Eric Winer, Director of Breast Oncology at the Susan F. Smith Center for Women's Cancers at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, for his research of metastatic breast cancer; and to Dr. Alan Beggs, Director of the Manton Center for Orphan Disease Research at Boston Children's Hospital for his research of congenital myopathies. This past Patriots' Day, Carol ran the 2016 Boston Marathon and raised additional money for charity—$73,000 for metastatic breast cancer research. It was her eighth Boston Marathon and third starting in the same wave as her husband, Amin. Clad in a Wonder Woman outfit, Carol crossed the finish line alongside her life partner. Typically she beats him, but in 2016, she ran while fighting stage-four breast and thy- roid cancers. Hence the Wonder Woman get- up including a crown, socks, arm warmers, and a cape sewn to the back of her Dana- Farber running jersey. Carol has been battling cancer for almost seven years. Diagnosed with invasive stage- three breast cancer in 2009, she had a mastectomy, four months of heavy-duty chemotherapy, and seven weeks of radia- tion. In 2014, on the fifth anniversary of her breast cancer diagnosis, she was diagnosed with invasive stage three thyroid cancer and underwent a total thyroidectomy followed by radioactive iodine treatment. In August of 2015, she was diagnosed with a metastatic breast cancer recurrence. Five months later, in the winter of 2016, she got the news that her thyroid cancer had also returned. When Carol shared the news of her stage four breast cancer recurrence to her chil- dren, it was difficult for them to understand that she could have breast cancer in her skull, spine, hip, and lungs. After a few tense moments filled with fear and sadness, they broke the silence, asking in unison, "Does this mean you won't be able to run the Boston 62 W e l l e s l e y W e s t o n M a g a z i n e | f a l l 2 0 1 6 a profile of carol chaoui Wellesley Turkey Trot Thanksgiving Day 5K Sign up early; the race sells out every year. www.wellesleyturkeytrotfoundation.org

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