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Annie McNamara ’12 Shares Cancer Story on Sports Radio Telethon Archives

Annie McNamara ’12

A Bowdoin graduate has been featured on a radio show talking about her struggle to overcome a rare blood cancer. Annie McNamara ’12 was a guest on the 16th annual WEEI/NESN Jimmy Fund Radio-Telethon, a two-day event featuring interviews with both cancer survivors and sports celebrities.

McNamara, 27, described how she was diagnosed in 2015 after feeling unwell for a while. Tests revealed that she had myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS), a condition which typically affects much older patients. She had three rounds of chemotherapy and a bone marrow transplant from her sister. MacNamara, whose family owns the Porland Sea Dogs baseball team, appeared on the show with her Doctor, Robert Soiffer, from the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, who she visits every six to eight weeks. Listen to Annie McNamara interview.

2 thoughts on “Annie McNamara ’12 Shares Cancer Story on Sports Radio Telethon

  1. Roger Tuveson '64

    Annie also appeared as a guest in NESN’s broadcast booth during a recent Red Sox game and was very articulate regarding her medical issues. She also announced that she would be married in September.

  2. Stephen Chisholm


    Your a great inspiration. So glad your doing very well in health and spirit. A Bowdoin classmate, and dear friend, want through something similar…and is doing fine.

    Polar Bear tough!!!

    Go Sea Dogs.

    Best regards,

    Steve Chisholm

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