Andover Townsman, Andover, MA


May 2, 2013

On the heels of Boston

Emotional ABC Race pays tribute to marathon, injured spectators


All seven of the ABC scholars were in attendance, along with house staff.

“Friends old and new to A Better Chance joined us today,” ABC President Mary Pritchard said in a release. “We had such a festive atmosphere and we are so appreciative of all the support we received from the runners, walkers, the cheering section and local businesses.”

In addition to Greater Boston Running Company, local business sponsors included Tewksbury Physical Therapy, Optimum Sportswear, North Andover Pediatrics, Black Diamond Networks, TD Bank, Whole Foods, SNAP Infusion, Enterprise Bank, Panera Bread, Lois Lombardo, DDS; Commonwealth Motors, Salvatore’s Restaurant, Chama Grill, EXIT Group One Real Estate, New Balance Athletic Shoe, Learning Express, Gath Sign Company and Cedar’s Mediterranean Foods, Inc.

Andover ABC is an affiliate of a national nonprofit organization that provides academically talented students of color the opportunity to live at the ABC House and prepare for college at Andover High School. Visit for more.

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