(EDITOR'S NOTE: The following was submitted by Maria Karantzoulidis.)
On Oct. 7, Cynthia Abbott, Pamela Cumming, Lacey Cumming, Sean Cumming, and Monique Scales, all of Sudbury, will be running 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 cancer care 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.