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

1996 - Centennial Boston Marathon

The starting field of 38,708 for the centennial race stood for more than seven years as the largest in the history of the sport. Included among the finishers were 16 Boston champions. The historic 100th Boston Marathon was monumental for another reason. It was the first time that a chip timing and scoring device was used in a major US Marathon.