National Multiple Sclerosis Society

National MS Society,
Greater New England Chapter
Marathon Strides Against MS
101A First Avenue
Waltham, MA 02451-1115

Nancy Dlugoenski
nancy.dlugoenski@nmss.org
800.344.4867

www.msnewengland.org

The Marathon Strides Against MS team is comprised of invitational and qualified runners who are dedicated to creating a world free of multiple sclerosis. Team members raise funds to support the National Multiple Sclerosis Society's leadership in funding cutting-edge research and treatments to stop progression of the disease, to restore all function lost to MS, and to end multiple sclerosis forever. The Society's Greater New England Chapter helps nearly 19,000 individuals and families affected by multiple sclerosis in Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Vermont. Eighty-five (85) percent of monies raised by the Chapter helps address the challenges of each person affected by MS through MS education, emotional support, public policy advocacy, facilitating independence, and financial assistance to help individuals and families keep their lives moving forward.

B.A.A. Moment 8

1996 - Centennial Boston Marathon

The historic centennial Boston Marathon in 1996 was monumental for many reasons. It was the not only the first time that the ChampionChip timing and scoring device was used in a major US Marathon, but it was the largest running event ever held at the time. 

The starting field of 38,708 stood for more than seven years as the largest in the history of the sport. Included among the finishers were 16 Boston champions.