Charlestown Runners Help Dana-Farber Falmouth and Jimmy Fund

August 8, 2014
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On August 17, 3 runners from Charlestown, MA, will run the 42nd annual New Balance Falmouth Road Race in Falmouth, Mass., to help conquer cancer as members of Dana-Farber Cancer Institute’s team. Kimberly Cook, Stephen McCaffrey running for Team Lanzoni and Rebecca Santos along with more than 225 Dana-Farber teammates from New England and beyond, will cover the seven-mile course with a goal to raise $700,000 for cancer research at Dana-Farber. In 2014, the Dana-Farber team celebrates its 12th year of participation in the race’s Numbers for Nonprofits program.

Each Dana-Farber Falmouth team member commits to raise or contribute at least $1,250. The team this year is striving to generate an average of $3,100 per runner. One-hundred-percent of funds raised benefit the Jimmy Fund (www.JimmyFund.org), which solely supports Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, raising funds for adult and pediatric cancer care and research to improve the chances of survival for cancer patients around the world.

To learn more about running for Dana-Farber or to support a runner, please visit www.rundanafarber.org.