Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Contact Info:
T.K. Skenderian (Marketing & Sponsorship Manager)
Boston Athletic Association
185 Dartmouth Street, 6th Floor
Boston MA 02116

Presenting Sponsor of the B.A.A. Half Marathon

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute provides expert, compassionate care to children and adults and is home to groundbreaking cancer discoveries. The Jimmy Fund solely supports the fight against cancer in children and adults at Dana-Farber. To learn more about the Jimmy Fund, click here.

The B.A.A. partnered with Dana-Farber in 1989 to incorporate fundraising initiatives into B.A.A. programming. Since this unique partnership's origin more than a quarter-century ago, participants in Dana-Farber’s B.A.A.-related events have raised nearly $173 million for Dana-Farber and the Jimmy Fund.

Dana-Farber was among the first organizations accepted by the B.A.A. into its Boston Marathon Official Charity Program in 1990. The Dana-Farber Marathon Challenge (DFMC) team directs 100 percent of funds raised to the Claudia Adams Barr Program in Innovative Basic Cancer Research at Dana-Farber, which enables leading researchers to achieve increased cure rates and to enhance patients' quality of life.

In 2012, the B.A.A. was the recipient of Dana-Farber's prestigious Sidney Farber Medical Research Award, given to those who have made an exceptional contribution to reduce the burden of cancer on society.

To learn more about running for Dana-Farber and the Jimmy Fund, visit www.RunDanaFarber.org.

B.A.A. Moment 1

1920 - Ashland Start

The Boston Marathon began in Ashland, Massachusetts from 1897 through 1923 then moved to Hopkinton for the 1924 race. The course was lengthened to 26 miles, 385 yards to conform to the Olympic standard, and the starting line was moved west from Ashland to Hopkinton. Since then, the race has started in Hopkinton every year.