American Red Cross of Eastern Massachusetts

American Red Cross of Massachusetts
139 Main Street
Cambridge, MA 02142-1530
Nicole Marcotte
Nicole.Marcotte@redcross.org
617.274.5243
 

The American Red Cross provides relief to victims of disasters and helps people prevent, prepare for, and respond to emergencies. The American Red Cross of Massachusetts serves 351 cities and towns across the Commonwealth with a population of over 6.6 million people. Funds raised through the B.A.A. Marathon Charity Program help support our vital programs and services, including: Disaster Services, Food and Nutrition, International Services, Healthcare Job Training, Preparedness Health and Safety, Services to the Armed Forces, Youth and Volunteerism.

B.A.A. Moment 2

1935 John A. Kelley

Born in West Medford, Massachusetts as one of ten children, Kelley ran track and cross-country at Arlington High School in Massachusetts. He did not finish his first Boston Marathon in 1928, but eventually competed in a record 61 Boston Marathons. A legend of the marathon, Kelley won the 1935 and 1945 runnings of the Boston Marathon. He finished in second place at Boston a record seven times. Between 1934 to 1950, he finished in the top five 15 times at Boston, consistently running in the 2:30s. He ran his last full marathon at Boston in 1992 at the age of 84, his 61st start and 58th finish there.