Twelve residents each from Randolph and Stoughton will walk up to 26.2 miles along the Boston Marathon course on Sept. 23 at the 30th Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk.
Randolph residents include Marta Adamkiewicz, Luis Arce, Hadinet Balcha, Helen Conrad, Iliana Galvez, Karen Griffin, Debbie Johnson, Victoria Kronillis, Carrie Rodman, Keith Rogers, Nancy Rogers and Donna Tocci.
Stoughton residents include Mark Levine, Deborah Levine, Trudy Miller, Donna McNamara, Daniel O’Connell, Narika O’Connell, Kathy Knapp, Anna Jung, Peggy Geaney, Belina Rankins-Swire, Joanne Winkler and Kym Havens.
Stoughton resident Carol Hall is a Walk Hero for the Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk and will help inspire walkers along the course. Walkers are greeted by poster-sized photographs of Walk Heroes displayed at each mile and half mile along the course. Hall was diagnosed with ovarian cancer and is being treated at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Walk Heroes are matched with Jimmy Fund Walk teams to give participants an opportunity to connect with patients. Hall is matched with Team Ovarian Cancer Brigade.
“After being diagnosed with ovarian cancer in April 2012, I put my complete trust into Dana-Farber,” Hall said. “My care team’s concern, compassion and knowledge have given me an additional 6.5 years of this wonderful life which thankfully continues. Raising funds for Dana-Farber is the best way I know to thank them for what they have done for me and all the other cancer patients they treat. The funds raised give me hope that we are one step closer to a cure.”
This year’s event goal is to raise more than $9 million. The money goes to the Jimmy Fund for adult and pediatric patient care and cancer research at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. The event has raised more than $128 million in its 30-year history.
To register or support a walker or volunteer, visit http://JimmyFundWalk.org or call 866-531-9255. Registrants can enter the promo code NEWS for $5 off the registration fee.