The Dana-Farber Marathon Challenge (DFMC) team that runs in the Boston Marathon® is a diverse group, ranging from young to young at heart, from novice runner to experienced marathoner, from New England states to faraway continents, from college students to homemakers to CEOs to retirees. It encompasses DFMC’s “invitational” marathon roster of runner-fundraisers who are not time-qualified for the Boston Marathon® as well as a sizeable contingent of Boston qualifiers. Virtually every teammate has been touched in some way by cancer. These dedicated individuals are united by their tremendous personal commitment to fighting cancer through the fundraising and training components of DFMC.
The Marathon Challenge directs 100 percent of funds raised to the Claudia Adams Barr Program in Innovative Basic Cancer Research, which enables researchers at the leading edge of scientific sleuth work to achieve better cure rates and to enhance patients’ quality of life. DFMC took its first steps in 1990 as one of the inaugural organizations in the official B.A.A. Boston Marathon® Charity Program.
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