Running in Falmouth Road Race to raise funds for Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
BOSTON, Mass. – On August 11, Gregory Power and Chris Upton from Norwood, MA will be running in the 41st annual Falmouth Road Race to help conquer cancer as a member of the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute’s team.
Power and Upton, along with more than 200 Dana-Farber teammates from New England and beyond, will run the seven-mile race with a goal to raise $450,000 to support adult and pediatric patient care and cancer research at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. The Dana-Farber team celebrates its 11th year of participation in the Falmouth Road Race official charity program in 2013.
Dana-Farber team members running the Falmouth Road Race must meet a basic fundraising commitment of $1,250. One-hundred-percent of the funds raised go to the Jimmy Fund (www.JimmyFund.org), which solely supports Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, raising funds for adult and pediatric patient care and cancer research to improve the chances of survival for cancer patients around the world.
To learn more about running for Dana-Farber or to support a runner, please visit www.rundanafarber.org.
About Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (www.dana-farber.org) is a principal teaching affiliate of the Harvard Medical School and is among the leading cancer research and care centers in the United States. It is a founding member of the Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center, designated a comprehensive cancer center by the National Cancer Institute. It provides adult cancer care with Brigham and Women’s Hospital as Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women’s Cancer Center and it provides pediatric care with Boston Children’s Hospital as Dana-Farber/Boston Children’s Cancer and Blood Disorders Center. Dana-Farber is the top ranked cancer center in New England, according to U.S. News & World Report, and one of the largest recipients among independent hospitals of National Cancer Institute and National Institutes of Health grant funding. Follow Dana-Farber on Facebook: www.facebook.com/danafarbercancerinstitute and on Twitter: @danafarber.
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. This year celebrates the 60th anniversary of the Jimmy Fund and Boston Red Sox relationship, and represents one of the most remarkable partnerships between a team and a charity in the history of professional sports. The Jimmy Fund is also the official charity of the Massachusetts Chiefs of Police Association, the Pan-Mass 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.