• Dana-Farber Marathon Challenge

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    To benefit the Claudia Adams Barr Program in
    Innovative Basic Cancer Research

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    DFMC runnersDana-Farber Marathon Challenge runners  

    The Dana-Farber Marathon Challenge (DFMC), in collaboration with the Boston Athletic Association, offers the exciting opportunity to run the Boston Marathon® while raising critical funds to benefit the Claudia Adams Barr Program in Innovative Basic Cancer Research at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Since taking its first steps in 1990, DFMC has raised more than $69 million, resulting in improved survival rates and quality of life for cancer patients everywhere. The largest charity group in the Boston Marathon, the 2015 DFMC team aims to raise $5.2 million in pursuit of the ultimate finish line: a world without cancer. 

    About the race course

    The historic Boston Marathon course starts in picturesque Hopkinton and travels through eight towns and cities to the grand finale in Boston’s Copley Square.

    Each team member receives:

    • A guaranteed race entry
    • A personal fundraising web page and online tools that make fundraising easy
    • A training program designed by 1976 Boston Marathon winner Jack Fultz 
    • DFMC training apparel and team singlet
    • Fundraising recognition items
    • Special activities on Marathon Weekend

    Boston Marathon registrants who would like to learn more about raising funds for Dana-Farber Cancer Institute are invited to contact the DFMC office. For information on the 2016 team, please join our contact list.

    Contact: Dana-Farber Running Programs
    Hotline: 617-632-1970 or toll-free 800-551-7036
    Email: dfmc@dfci.harvard.edu 

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