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 8

1966 - Bobbi Gibb

Although not an official entrant, Roberta “Bobbi” Gibb became the first woman to run the Boston Marathon. Joining the starting field shortly after the gun had been fired, Gibb finished the race in 3:21:40 to place 126th overall. Gibb again claimed the “unofficial” title in 1967 and 1968.