Charlestown residents running in The Race Against Cancer

September 30, 2010
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On Oct. 10, Jenny Bryant, Sabrina Denault, Emily Hodge, Melissa Meadows, Gregory Moreau, Rebecca Norton and Bill Pryor from Charlestown will be running in the 10th annual B.A.A. Half Marathon presented by Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the Jimmy Fund, as members of the official Dana-Farber team.

Each Dana-Farber team member has committed to raise at least $500 for cancer care and research at world-renowned Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. The 2010 team fundraising goal is $450,000.

“The B.A.A. Half Marathon enables Dana-Farber runners to challenge themselves while making a positive difference in the lives of adult and pediatric cancer patients worldwide,” says 1976 Boston Marathon® winner Jack Fultz, training advisor to Dana-Farber’s Marathon and Running Programs.

The 13.1-mile rolling course is an out-and-back loop that runs along the Emerald Necklace park system. It will begin and end in White Stadium in Boston’s Franklin Park. The event attracts a field of 6,000 runners, including world-class athletes.

The B.A.A. Half Marathon is one of three annual events that connect the Boston Athletic Association and Dana-Farber.  The Boston Marathon® Jimmy Fund Walk is the only walk sanctioned to take place along the historic Boston Marathon® route and the Dana-Farber Marathon Challenge (DFMC) includes a team of Dana-Farber runners who participate in the Boston Marathon® each April.

Dana-Farber and the Jimmy Fund have partnered with the B.A.A. in the Half Marathon for eight years, enabling team members to raise more than $2.2 million to fuel lifesaving discoveries.

To support a Charlestown resident running in the BAA Half Marathon, go to  www.RunDanaFarber.org/BAAHalf.

If you have registered to run the B.A.A. Half Marathon and would like to fundraise for Dana-Farber, please call the Dana-Farber Marathon and Running Programs office at 617-632-1970 or 800-551-7036, or send an e-mail to  dfrunners@dfci.harvard.edu.