There will be 11 residents from Jamaica Plain walking in this September's Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk, which raises the most money of any single day walk in the country.
Carl Kelley, Scott Schreiber, Walter Erwin, Michael O’Connor, Julia Russell, Maureen Loftus, Megan Anderson, Finn Kelley, Fiona Kelley, Madeline Polak and one other Jamaica Plain resident will join 9,000 expected participants in the annual event, which takes place September 22. Money raised from the Jimmy Fund Walk will support adult and pediatric patient care and cancer research at the nation’s premier cancer center, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. The event has raised more than $135 million over 30 years.
“The Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk... gives participants the opportunity to personally support breakthroughs in cancer care and research at the renowned Dana-Farber Cancer Institute,” said Zack Blackburn, director of the Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk. “Every step taken in walking and fundraising in our 30-plus year history is a step forward in the journey to conquer cancer.”
There is a distance option for everyone. Participants can choose from any of the below four distances along the historic Boston Marathon course: 5K, 10K, half-marathon, and a marathon walk.
All distance options conclude at the Copley Square Finish Line where participants receive a commemorative 2019 Jimmy Fund Walk medal and celebrate with teammates and volunteers.
All walkers must raise a minimum of $325, except for walkers 12-years-old and younger whose fundraising minimum is $125. Pacesetters are extraordinary fundraisers who raise $1,500 or more, or $500 or more for those 12-years-old and younger. There is also a Virtual Walker option for those unable to attend the event on September 22, who still want to support the cause.
Please visit JimmyFundWalk.org to support a walker or to volunteer.