West Roxbury Residents Running the Race Against Cancer
The B.A.A. Half Marathon is one of three annual events that connect the Boston Athletic Association and Dana-Farber.
Editor's note: The following is a press release.
On October 7, Cathleen Hartnett, Dolores Schreitmueller, and Jennifer Varakis of West Roxbury, will berunning in the 12th 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 of the nearly 500 Dana-Farber team members are committed to raising at least $500 to support adult and pediatric cancercare and research at Dana-Farber. Dana-Farber and the Jimmy Fund have partnered with the B.A.A. in the half marathon for ten years. During this time, runners on the Dana-Farber team have raised more than $3 million to fuel lifesaving discoveries. To support a runner in the B.A.A. Half Marathon, go to www.RunDanaFarber.org/BAAHalf.
“Each year, our Dana-Farber runners take part in the B.A.A. Half Marathon not only for the personal, physical challenge, but because they know they are making a difference by raising crucial funds to support the global fight against cancer,” says Jack Fultz, Dana-Farber’s training advisor and 1976 Boston Marathon men’s champion.
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 7,000 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’s B.A.A. Half Marathon team is one of many ways runners can support the lifesaving mission of Dana-FarberCancer Institute.
Participants can run on an official Dana-Farber team, or run in any race, of any distance, in any city, while raising funds for Dana-Farber and the Jimmy Fund.