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Run for Dana-Farber and run toward the ultimate finish line: a world without cancer.
Running for Dana-Farber is easy: You can Run Any Race, of any distance, in any location around the world while raising critical funds to benefit Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Or, you can join an official Dana-Farber team in the 2014 Boston Marathon®, B.A.A. Half Marathon® (10/13), or New Balance Falmouth Road Race (8/11).

Run for Dana-Farber and run toward the ultimate finish line: a world without cancer.

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By Traci Joy
Posted Monday, 4 February, 2013

Run for Dana-Farber and give more meaning to your strides than you ever thought possible. Fundraise through your race and support groundbreaking research and patient care at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Are you up for Running the Race Against Cancer®?

Run any race you choose—from 5K to ultra-marathon, relay, trail, mountain, triathlon, duathlon, or other event—and dedicate your effort to supporting Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the Jimmy Fund. Set your own goals by choosing your racing event and establishing your own fundraising targets, with Dana-Farber providing support every step of the way. The next race you run, in any location around the world, can help conquer cancer.

Registering is easy—once you’ve chosen your event and secured your race entry through the race’s official registration process, visit and sign up to raise funds for Dana-Farber. All participants receive a personalized fundraising web page, fundraising incentives, and online tools that help you spread the word to everyone. It really is easy with the support provided! You can also establish a fundraising group and run with your friends toward the ultimate finish line: a world without cancer.

Dana-Farber also has official teams in some major races! Guarantee your race entry in the prestigious B.A.A. Boston Marathon®, the B.A.A. Half Marathon®, (which always sells out quickly), or the popular New Balance Falmouth Road Race by joining the Dana-Farber team. You can also join these teams with your own race entry. Cross a race off your bucket list all while supporting a great cause. Visit to learn more about the application and registration periods for each.

As a member of one of Dana-Farber’s official teams, you will receive the support you need to meet your fundraising and running goals, including: fundraising tips, online tools, training plans, a race singlet, recognition items, and more! You will also receive overwhelming support from fans on race day that recognize you are running to help conquer cancer.

Regardless of how you run for Dana-Farber, as an individual runner or as an official team member, dedicating your run to this vital cause makes the experience unforgettable and provides added incentive through all those tough training miles and during the big push on race day.

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, located in Boston, Massachusetts, provides expert, compassionate care to children and adults across the globe and is home to revolutionary cancer discoveries. Since its founding in 1948, the Jimmy Fund has raised millions of dollars through thousands of community efforts to advance Dana-Farber’s lifesaving mission. For more information, visit

To learn more about joining an official team, or picking your own race to run, visit or contact the Dana-Farber Running Programs office at 617-632-1970 or 800-551-7036; or email Join, train, be motivated, and make a difference. Feel good and do good with every stride; the incredible work of Dana-Farber Cancer Institute cannot happen without the support of runners like you!



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