On Patriots Day, the father-daughter team of Hull’s Patrick and Payton Nugent will be running the 126th Boston Marathon as part of the Dana-Farber Marathon Challenge team.
Along with more than 500 teammates from across the United States and around the world, they will run Massachusetts’ historic marathon route from Hopkinton to Boston on April 18 to collectively raise $5.5 million for cancer research at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.
This year marks the 33rd annual running of the Dana-Farber Marathon Challenge. One-hundred-percent of the money raised by the team benefits Dana-Farber’s Claudia Adams Barr Program in Innovative Basic Cancer Research, which supports promising science research in its earliest stages. The marathon challenge has raised more than $105 million for the Barr Program to date.
Dana-Farber Marathon Challenge runners include cancer survivors and patients, and family and friends of those who have been affected by cancer. Each team member must fulfill a basic fundraising commitment, ranging from $4,000 to $7,500.
To contribute to the Dana-Farber Marathon Challenge, visit RunDFMC.org or contact the Dana-Farber Marathon Challenge office at 617-632-1970 or firstname.lastname@example.org.