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FRAMINGHAM – Twenty-five Ashland residents will participate in the Boston Marathon® Jimmy Fund Walk presented by Hyundai on Sunday, October 2.
Framingham residents, along with thousands of other walkers, will take part in the iconic annual event which will unite the community to raise funds to support all forms of adult and pediatric care and cancer research at the premier center in country oncology, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.
Ashland participants are:
The Jimmy Fund Walk has raised more than $155 million for the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute over its 33-year history.
“For the past 33 years, the Jimmy Fund Walk has continuously supported vital research and cancer care at Dana-Farber. And the pandemic hasn’t stopped us,” said Zack Blackburn, director of the Jimmy Fund Walk. “Over the past two years, participants have walked virtually and celebrated in their own way. Now we invite them to walk the course in person. We are back, we are together and we are stronger than ever.
Participants have the option to choose from four distance options: 5 km walk (5 km from Dana-Farber Cancer Institute), 10 km walk (10 km from Newton), half marathon walk (21 km from Wellesley) or a marathon on foot (42 km from Hopkinton). Attendees can also choose to join the event virtually by “walk their wayfrom where they feel most comfortable – in their neighborhood, on a favorite hiking trail or on a treadmill at home. Virtual programming and support materials are available.
Along the route, walkers are treated to 12 aid stations as well as poster-size patient photographs – Jimmy Fund Walk Heroes – displayed at each mile and half-mile marker for inspiration . All four routes of the Jimmy Fund Walk end at the Copley Square Powered by Schneider Electric finish line with a celebration complete with food, music and a talk program.
To register for the Jimmy Fund Walk (#JimmyFundWalk) or to support a walker, visit www.JimmyFundWalk.org or call (866) 531-9255. Registrants can enter promo code NEWS for $5 off registration fee. All registered walkers will receive a Jimmy Fund Walk bib, medal and t-shirt.
The Jimmy Fund, established in Boston in 1948, includes community fundraising events and other programs that uniquely and directly benefit the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute’s vital mission of providing compassionate patient care and research. innovation on cancer for children and adults. The Jimmy Fund is an official charity of the Boston Red Sox, Massachusetts Chiefs of Police Association, Pan-Mass Challenge and Variety Children’s Charity of New England.