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Croton's Kira Gonzalez Running For The Jimmy Fund

Kira Gonzalez, a Croton resident, will run the B.A.A. Half Marathon presented by Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the Jimmy Fund.
Kira Gonzalez, a Croton resident, will run the B.A.A. Half Marathon presented by Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the Jimmy Fund. Photo Credit: jimmyfundwalk.org

CROTON-ON-HUDSON, N.Y. -- Croton-on-Hudson resident Kira Gonzalez will run in the 14th Annual Boston Athletic Association Half Marathon, presented by Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the Jimmy Fund, on Sunday, Oct. 12 as a member of the official Dana-Farber team.

More than 570 Dana-Farber team members will raise awareness and at least $750 each 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 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, visit www.rundanafarber.org.

To fundraise for the Dana-Farber team, call the Dana-Farber Running Programs office at (617) 632-1970 or (800) 551-7036.

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