Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Dana-Farber Marathon Challenge
10 Brookline Place West, 6th Floor
Brookline, MA  02445-7226
Dana-Farber Running Programs
617.632.1970
Toll-free 800.551.7036
DFMC@DFCI.harvard.edu
 

Help reach the ultimate finish line - a world without cancer - by running the Boston Marathon for Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (DFCI), a global leader in adult and pediatric cancer treatment and research. Dana-Farber is acclaimed worldwide for its comprehensive approach to state-of-the-art, compassionate patient care and its “bench to bedside” continuum from laboratory research to novel therapeutics.

The Dana-Farber Marathon Challenge (DFMC) is a team of Boston Marathon invitational and time-qualified runners united by their personal commitment and determination to conquer cancer. Now in its 26th season, DFMC directs all funds raised to the Claudia Adams Barr Program in Innovative Basic Cancer Research, a critical initiative at the forefront of transformative scientific discovery.

DFMC teammates have a rewarding, memorable experience while supporting a superb, pioneering institution:

  • Fundraising made easy and fun
  • The best training program around
  • DFMC Patient and In-Memory Partner Program
  • Marathon weekend festivities
  • Exclusive amenities and commemorative items
  • Unsurpassed camaraderie and volunteer support

Please visit www.RunDFMC.org for more information. Thank you!

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.