Sakthi Angappamudali Running on the Dana-Farber Team in Sunday’s BAA Half-Marathon

Submitted by the Dana Farber Cancer Institute

BAA Half-marathonOn October 12, Sakthi Angappamudali from Bedford, will be running in the 14th annual B.A.A. Half Marathon® presented by Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the Jimmy Fund, as a member of the official Dana-Farber team.

More than 570 Dana-Farber team members will raise awareness and at least $750 to support adult and pediatric patient care and cancer research at Dana-Farber. Dana-Farber and the Jimmy Fund have partnered with the B.A.A. in the Half Marathon for twelve years. During this time, runners on the Dana-Farber team have raised more than $4 million to fuel lifesaving discoveries. To support a runner in the B.A.A. Half Marathon, go to www.RunDanaFarber.org.

“We are thrilled to see veteran teammates and new runners alike join our team in the Half Marathon this fall,” says Jack Fultz, Dana-Farber’s training advisor and 1976 Boston Marathon® men’s champion. “We look forward to an exciting race day that will not only challenge our runners but impact the fight against cancer through their dedication to fundraising for the Jimmy Fund.”

The 13.1-mile rolling course is an out-and-back loop that runs along the Emerald Necklace park system. It will begin and end in White Stadium in Boston’s Franklin Park. The event attracts a field of more than 8,000 runners, including world-class athletes.

The race is one of three annual fundraising events that are part of the longstanding partnership between the Boston Athletic Association and Dana-Farber. The Boston Marathon® Jimmy Fund Walk is the only walk sanctioned to take place along the historic Boston Marathon® route, and the Dana-Farber Marathon Challenge (DFMC) fields a team of Dana-Farber runners who participate in the Boston Marathon each April.

To learn more about running for Dana-Farber or to support a runner, please visit www.rundanafarber.org.

If you have registered to run the B.A.A. Half Marathon and would like to fundraise for Dana-Farber, please call the Dana-Farber Running Programs office at (617) 632-1970 or (800) 551-7036.
About Dana-Farber Cancer Institute: Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, a principal teaching affiliate of Harvard Medical School, is world-renowned for its leadership in adult and pediatric cancer treatment and research. Designated as a comprehensive cancer center by the National Cancer Institute (NCI), it is one of the largest recipients among independent hospitals of NCI and National Institutes of Health grant funding. For more information, go to www.dana-farber.org.

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


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