American Liver Foundation

American Liver Foundation, N. E. Chapter
Run for Research
88 Winchester Street
Newton, MA 02461
Daria Zavarelli
Campaign Manager
running@liverfoundation.org
617.527.5600  ext. 2034
 

Since 1989, the Run For Research marathon program has made a dramatic impact on the American Liver Foundation's mission -- to prevent, treat and cure the over 100 types of liver disease through research, education and advocacy. Last year's team raised over $1.2 million and had team members from across the United States, Canada, London, and Japan. Team members receive a comprehensive training program presented by fitness professionals for runners of all levels, informative team meetings and fun social events, weekly group runs, two long runs on the marathon course, team clothing, luxury buses to the start line, and complimentary massages and snacks post-race. To help runners excel in raising funds, the American Liver Foundation also provides fundraising tips, resources and supplies. Run for Research isn’t about your race time or past race experience – our team is made of up of outstanding people who are looking to run for a reason!

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.