Wilmington’s Bolognese & Forester To Run Falmouth Road Race To Benefit Jimmy Fund

BOSTON, MA – On Sunday, August 21, two Wilmington residents will run the 44th annual New Balance Falmouth Road Race to help conquer cancer as a member of Dana-Farber Cancer Institute’s team:

  • Gina Bolognese
  • Michelle Forester

Along with more than 280 Dana-Farber teammates from New England and beyond, they will cover the seven-mile race course with a goal to raise $850,000. Proceeds from the event go directly to the Jimmy Fund, which benefits adult and pediatric patient care and cancer research at Dana-Farber. In 2016, the Dana-Farber team celebrates its 14th year of participation in the race’s Numbers for Nonprofits program.

Each Dana-Farber team member commits to raise or contribute at least $1,500 to the cause. The team this year is striving to generate an average of at least $3,000 per runner. The event has raised more than $3 million since its inception. To learn more about running for Dana-Farber or to support a runner, please visit http://www.rundanafarber.org/Falmouth.

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-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: http://www.facebook.com/thejimmyfund and on Twitter: @TheJimmyFund.

About Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

From achieving the first remissions in cancer with chemotherapy in 1948, to developing the very latest new therapies, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is one of the world’s leading centers of cancer research and treatment. It is the only center ranked in the top 4 of U.S. News and World Report’s Best Hospitals for both adult and pediatric cancer care.

Dana-Farber sits at the center of a wide range of collaborative efforts to reduce the burden of cancer through scientific inquiry, clinical care, education, community engagement, and advocacy. Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women’s Cancer Center provides the latest in cancer care for adults; Dana-Farber/Boston Children’s Cancer and Blood Disorders Center for children. The Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center unites the cancer research efforts of five Harvard academic medical centers and two graduate schools, while Dana-Farber Community Cancer Care provides high quality cancer treatment in communities outside Boston’s Longwood Medical Area.

Dana-Farber is dedicated to a unique 50/50 balance between cancer research and care, and much of the Institute’s work is dedicated to translating the results of its discovery into new treatments for patients locally, and around the world.

(NOTE: The above press release is from Dana-Farber.)

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