Jamaica Plain Residents Support Cancer Care, Research by Running B.A.A. Half Marathon

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Jamaica Plain residents ran as members of the official Dana-Farber team in the 17th annual B.A.A. Half Marathon that went through JP on Oct. 8th. The marathon was presented by Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the Jimmy Fund.

Three Jamaica Plain residents ran as members of the official Dana-Farber team: Peggy Jergens, Justin Cohen and Liz O’Connor.

Hundreds of Dana-Farber team members raised awareness and at least $750 each to support adult and pediatric patient care and cancer research at Dana-Farber. Dana-Farber and the Jimmy Fund have sponsored the B.A.A. Half Marathon for 15 years. During this time, runners on the Dana-Farber team have raised more than $6 million to fuel lifesaving work at the Institute. To support a Dana-Farber runner in the B.A.A. Half Marathon, go to www.RunDanaFarber.org.

“It’s wonderful to see each year that our team members are as committed to finding cures for cancer as they are to reaching their personal fitness goals, and the entire Dana-Farber and Jimmy Fund community is grateful for their dedication,” said Jan Ross, assistant vice president, running programs, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute’s Division of Development & the Jimmy Fund. “We are thrilled to have both longtime runners and first-time participants join the Dana-Farber team for next month’s race.”

The 13.1-mile rolling course is an out-and-back loop that runs along the Emerald Necklace park system. It begins and ends in White Stadium in Franklin Park.