Photos courtesy of The Jimmy Fund.
Long Beach resident Kyle Cutter-Dabiri will walk up to 26.2 miles on Sunday, September 27 along the historic Boston Marathon route in the Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk.
Kyle will walk alongside the 8,500 expected participants who will likely raise more than $8.2 million for the Jimmy Fund for adult and pediatric patient care and cancer research at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.
According to the release, the event has raised more than $100 million in its 27-year history. Since 1989, the Boston Athletic Association has supported the Jimmy Fund Walk, while Hyundai has been the presenting sponsor since 2002.
“The Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk presented by Hyundai unites thousands of people young and old—from adults, children, parents, neighbors, colleagues, cancer patients, to cancer survivors—who share a unified goal to cure cancer,” said Zack Blackburn, Assistant Vice President of the Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk, in a statement. “Their dedication and commitment enables Dana-Farber to make progress on cancer care and research.”
Walkers can choose from four routes along the historic course: the Hopkinton 26.2-mile with a rolling start from 5:30AM to 7:30AM, the Wellesley 13.1-mile route 8:30AM to 10:30AM, the Boston College five-mile, rolling from 10:00AM to 12:00PM or the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute three-mile with an official start at 1:45PM, to include patients and their families.
Those unable to participate during the day of the event can become “Virtual Walkers” and fundraise for the event online. The Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk finishes at Copley Square in Boston, where walkers can celebrate and enjoy complimentary food, beverages, a speaking program, and live entertainment.
All walkers must raise a minimum of $300, and walkers 12 years old and younger have a fundraising minimum of $100. Pacesetters are extraordinary fundraisers who raise $1,500 or more.
To register for the Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk presented by Hyundai on Sept. 27, to support a walker, or to volunteer, click here or call 866.531.9255. For consistent updates, follow The Jimmy Fund on Facebook here.