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#TheDonna Series: For Mothers and Others

By Jason Pratt

After chemotherapy and radiation (from left to right) Erin Holman (neice), Kathy Kennely, Bradley Kennelly (son), Gladys Donovan

After chemotherapy and radiation (from left to right)
Erin Holman (neice), Kathy Kennely, Bradley Kennelly (son), Gladys Donovan

While one would expect members of Mayo Clinic’s department of neurology to support community events, you’d probably assume it would be related to things like Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s or Lou Gerhig’s disease (also known as ALS). But breast cancer? Indeed.

It seems as if everyone knows someone who is affected by the disease and Mayo Clinic neurologists Elliot Dimberg, M.D. and Kathleen Kennelly, M.D., Ph.D. and several of their colleagues, are no exception.

While Dr. Dimberg’s practice clearly does not focus on breast cancer patients, research opportunities are important to the neurologist, who says he’s lacing up his sneakers on for a third time to participate in the 26.2 with Donna in part because of the great relationship between the organization and Mayo Clinic. He cites the marathon’s contributions to help spur bench research. “I love being a part of something that directly benefits both the clinic and the local community,” he says.

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