Andover Townsman, Andover, MA

October 10, 2013

Locals lacing up for B.A.A. Half Marathon


The Andover Townsman

---- — Nine Andover residents will be running in Sunday’s 13th annual B.A.A. Half Marathon presented by Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the Jimmy Fund as members of the official Dana-Farber team.

Each of the more than 650 Dana-Farber team members participating in the race have committed to raising at least $500 to support adult and pediatric cancer care and research at Dana-Farber.

Dana-Farber and the Jimmy Fund have partnered with the B.A.A. in the half-marathon for 11 years. During that time, runners on the Dana-Farber team have raised more than $3.5 million to fuel lifesaving discoveries.

The local runners are Chris Botting, Rebecca Buisan, Catherine Eccles, Jacqueline Gillette, Lynn Hook, Jennifer Konjoian, Frank Perrone, Deborah Sloan and Gisela Yepez.

The 13.1-mile rolling course is an out-and-back loop that runs along the Emerald Necklace park system. It will begin and end in White Stadium in Boston’s Franklin Park. The event attracts a field of more than 7,000 runners, including world-class athletes.

To support a runner in the B.A.A. Half Marathon, go to www.RunDanaFarber.org/BAAHalf. Anyone who has registered to run the race and would like to raise funds for Dana-Farber can call the Dana-Farber Running Programs office at 617-632-1970 or 800-551-7036 or send an email to dfrunners@dfci.harvard.edu.