Below is a press release from the Jimmy Fund, first published in Wicked Local Wilmington:
WILMINGTON, MA — Four residents from Wilmington are scheduled to participate in the annual Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk on Sunday, October 4, 2020.
Participants are encouraged to walk wherever they choose: around their neighborhood, a local hiking trail, a treadmill or anywhere else they are comfortable.
The Wilmington participants include Cathy Beers, Diana Lee, Christopher Murray and Danielle Piazza. They, along with thousands of other walkers, will participate in virtual programming during the walk that aims to recreate the most inspiring elements of walk day. While the event will not physically bring walkers together along the Boston Marathon course, it will unite the community to raise funds to support all forms of adult and pediatric care and cancer research at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. The event has raised more than $145 million for Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in its 30-plus-year history.
“While we can’t see everyone in person this year, we are excited for the virtual programing which will give participants the opportunity to support breakthroughs in cancer care and research at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute,” said Zack Blackburn, director of the Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk. “Together, from a safe distance, we will take critical strides in the journey to conquer cancer.”
This year’s event will have a lower fundraising requirement — $100 for adults and $25 for those 12 and younger — and everyone will pay a $5 registration fee. Each walker who registers will receive a bib and medal, and the first 5,000 walkers to register will receive a commemorative Jimmy Fund Walk T-shirt.
For information, visit http://JimmyFundWalk.org.
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