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Whether you’re running for yourself, a loved one, or everyone affected by the disease, take strides in the fight against cancer by running the Boston Marathon® Monday, April 18, with the Dana-Farber Marathon Challenge.
($370 invitational race entry fee paid directly to the B.A.A., $250 Official Charity Program premium fee)
Virtual Dana-Farber Marathon Challenge team members run their 26.2 miles anywhere/anytime and receive DFMC benefits and amenities other than guaranteed race entry
In 1989, Michael Silverstein ran the Boston Marathon in memory of his friend Seth Feldman, raising more than $35,000 for Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Inspired by Mike’s fundraising endeavors, Institute Trustees Delores Barr Weaver and her husband, Wayne, offered a “challenge grant” to Dana-Farber to organize a team that would raise funds for the Claudia Adams Barr Program in Innovative Basic Cancer Research. In 1990, a team of nineteen runners ran the Boston Marathon.
Now in its 33rd season, the Dana-Farber Marathon Challenge’s annual roster has grown into hundreds of athletes dedicated to the vision of a world without cancer. These passionate individuals are united by their deep commitment to fighting this disease through fundraising and training. Check out photos of our team in action.
Dana-Farber is indebted to The Boston Athletic Association (B.A.A.) for its longtime partnership and ongoing support. Learn more about the B.A.A. and the Boston Marathon, ranked among the world’s most prestigious annual road racing events.
The Claudia Adams Barr Program in Innovative Basic Cancer Research supports new lines of research, playing an essential role in the development of early-career scientists who work on a broad range of research investigations that yield new clues about cancer. Based on a rigorous and highly selective process, the Claudia Adams Barr Program selects the brightest scientists and funds their innovative ideas, propelling basic research discoveries that transform cancer treatment. Claudia Adams Barr Program investigators have made tremendous advances and spearheaded breakthroughs that are improving care, quality of life, and survival for patients everywhere.
The Dana-Farber Campaign supports the Institute and its mission to defy cancer by accelerating science, care, and expertise. During this multi-year fundraising effort, every dollar, every gift will be counted toward our ambitious goal. With your support and the collective support of our entire community of supporters, Dana-Farber will continue to lead the way to change the future of cancer. What happens here changes lives everywhere.
At Dana-Farber we are committed to an inclusive community where human differences are valued and celebrated, and where all are welcome. We work every day to create an innovative, caring, and inclusive environment where each patient, family, and staff member feels valued and respected.