Charlestown residents running in The Race Against Cancer

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

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  [email protected].

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