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More than 30 Newton, Chestnut Hill Residents to Participate in Annual Jimmy Fund Walk

The Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk, which passes through Newton, will be held on Saturday, Sept. 9.

The following is a press release from the Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund walk:

On Sept. 9, 34 residents from Auburndale, Newton, West Newton, Chestnut Hill and Waban will walk up to 26.2 miles along the historic route of the Boston Marathon in the 24th annual Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk presented by Hyundai. They will be among the 9,000 walkers expected to participate with the collective goal of raising more than $7.5 million to support lifesaving adult and pediatric patient care and cancer research at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. 

The Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk is the largest single-day participatory event benefiting the Jimmy Fund and Dana-Farber and has raised nearly $80 million since its inception in 1989 to conquer all forms of cancer. The Boston Athletic Association has supported the Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk for the past 24 years.

“Every year, the Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk unites thousands of people — from parents, neighbors, coworkers, cancer patients, cancer survivors, and the young and the old — who share a goal to bring an end to cancer,” says Ann Beach, director of the Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk. “Their dedication and commitment to fundraising for the event enables Dana-Farber to aggressively pursue its life-saving mission.”

Participants may choose to walk one of four routes: the entire 26.2-mile Hopkinton to Boston route, the 13.1-mile Babson to Bostonroute, the 5-mile Boston College route, or the 3-mile route starting at Dana-Farber’s campus. Those unable to participate on Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk day can become “Virtual Walkers” and still fundraise for the event.

Walkers begin in Hopkinton between 5:30-7:30 a.m.; at Babson College between 8:30-9:30 a.m.; at Boston College between 10 a.m. and noon; and from Dana-Farber at 1:30 p.m. The Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk finishes at Copley Square in Boston, where walkers can celebrate completing the course and enjoy complimentary food, beverages, a speaking program, and entertainment. 

All walkers must raise a minimum of $300, and walkers 12 years old and younger have a fundraising minimum of $100. Pacesetters are extraordinary fundraisers who raise $1,250 or more. Young Pacesetters are children 12 years old and younger who raise $500 or more.

To register for the 24th annual Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk, to support a walker, or to volunteer, visit www.JimmyFundWalk.orgor call (866) 531-9255. Registrants can enter the discount code BOSTON for $5 off the registration fee.

About the Jimmy Fund

The Jimmy Fund (www.JimmyFund.org) solely supports Boston’s 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. It is an official charity of the Boston Red Sox, as well as the official charity of the Massachusetts Chiefs of Police Association, the Pan-Massachusetts Challenge, and the Variety Children's Charity of New England. Since 1948, the generosity of millions of people has helped the Jimmy Fund save countless lives and reduce the burden of cancer for patients and families worldwide. Follow the Jimmy Fund on Facebook:www.facebook.com/thejimmyfund and on Twitter: @TheJimmyFund.

 

First Name

Last Name

City

State

Jennifer

Reale

Auburndale

MA

Joseph

Barberio

Newton 

MA

Eric

Bauer

Newton

MA

Alicia

Czarnecki

Newton

MA

Ellen

Darcy

Newton

MA

walter

einstein

Newton

MA

Shiri

Elaz

Newton

MA

Arnie

Freedman

Newton

MA

Rachel

Goldblatt

Newton

MA

Deborah

Hicks

Newton

MA

Michelle

Kielty

Newton

MA

Hoa

Luong

Newton

MA

Beth

Porter

Newton

MA

Paul

Sassieni

Newton

MA

Karen

Shecter

Newton

MA

Joyce

Zakim

Newton

MA

Joseph

Dailey

West Newton

MA

Barbara

Gubb

West Newton

MA

Jean

Pearlstein

Newton Centre

MA

Susan

Abend

Newton Hlds

MA

Lisa

Adelman

Newtonville

MA

Elisabeth

Benson

Chestnut Hill

MA

Sibgat

Choudhury

Chestnut Hill

MA

Baila

Janock

Chestnut Hill

MA

Marsha

Joselow

Chestnut Hill

MA

Michael

Rabin

Chestnut Hill

MA

Ronald

Rosenberg

Chestnut Hill

MA

Amy

Sands

Chestnut Hill

MA

Annabelle

Schmidt

Chestnut Hill

MA

Sherry

Shulman

Chestnut Hill

MA

Nancy

Sklar

Chestnut Hill

MA

Charles

Fuchs

Waban

MA

Hailey

Fuchs

Waban

MA

Joanna

Fuchs

Waban

MA

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