GILFORD – Brooke Paige of Gilford will be running in the 117th Boston Marathon on April 15 to help conquer cancer as a member of the Dana-Farber Marathon Challenge team.
Paige, along with more than 550 Dana-Farber Marathon Challenge teammates from across the U.S. and around the world, will run the historic marathon route from Hopkinton to Boston in an effort to raise $4.6 million for cancer research at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.
All of the funds raised benefit Dana-Farber's Claudia Adams Barr Program in Innovative Basic Cancer Research, which supports cornerstone science research in its earliest stages, providing researchers with critical resources to test their leading-edge ideas. Findings from Barr program research can provide novel clinical insights as well as the results necessary to seek additional federal funding.
Since its inception in 1990, the Dana-Farber Marathon Challenge has raised more than $56 million for the Barr Program.