Resident to walk marathon route to raise money for Jimmy Fund

On Sept. 9, Marie Fischer of Monroe will walk the route of the Boston Marathon in the 24th annual Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk, presented by Hyundai.

Some 9,000 walkers are expected to participate, with the goal of raising more than $7.5 million to support lifesaving adult and pediatric patient care and cancer research at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

The Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk is the largest single-day participatory event benefiting the Jimmy Fund and Dana-Farber, and has raised nearly $80 million since its inception in 1989 to conquer all forms of cancer.

The Boston Athletic Association has supported the Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk for the past 24 years.

“Every year, the Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk unites thousands of people who share a goal to bring an end to cancer,” says Ann Beach, director of the Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk. “Their dedication and commitment to fundraising for the event enables Dana-Farber to aggressively pursue its life-saving mission.”

Participants may choose to walk one of four routes: The entire 26.2-mile Hopkinton to Boston route, the 13.1-mile Babson to Boston route, the 5-mile Boston College route, or the 3-mile route starting at Dana-Farber’s campus. Those unable to participate on Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk day can become “Virtual Walkers” and still earn money for the event.

Walkers must raise a minimum of $300; walkers 12 years old and younger have a fundraising minimum of $100. Pacesetters raise $1,250 or more. Young Pacesetters are 12 younger who raise $500 or more.

To register for the 24th annual Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk, to support a walker, or to volunteer, visit JimmyFundWalk.org or call 866-531-9255. Registrants can enter the discount code BOSTON for $5 off the registration fee.

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