The Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk will still take place on Sunday, October 4. While the event will not physically bring walkers together along the famed Boston Marathon course due to safety concerns, it will continue to unite the community to raise funds to support all forms of adult and pediatric patient care and cancer research at the nation’s premier cancer center, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, according to the Walk, in a news release.
Participants are encouraged to walk their way virtually, whether it be in their neighborhoods, hiking trails, or their own treadmills.
In Northport, resident Tom Peacock will lead a group of about 25-30 neighbors throughout the town with his motorcycle.
Group member Tim Samway, of Hampton Falls, plans to participate in honor of his wife, Anne Marie, who is a breast cancer survivor, and in memory of his sister-in-law, Kathy Fox Samway, who did not survive her battle, and for anyone else fighting their battle against cancer.
Samway, who has a vacation home in Northport, has been a longtime volunteer for the Jimmy Fund and has been walking for 32 years. While the Walk will be held virtually this year, Samway doesn’t see any reason to change his tradition.
“It’s been very rewarding to talk to them about the Jimmy Fund and get them to join our Walk team,” said Samway, in the release. “We call our group Team Bayside.”
The Jimmy Fund Walk, presented by Hyundai, has raised more than $145 million in its 30+ year history. Find out more about Jimmy Fund Walk: Your Way here.
To register for the Walk (#JimmyFundWalk), to support a walker, or to volunteer, visit www.JimmyFundWalk.org or call (866) 531-9255.
“While the Jimmy Fund Walk will look different this year, we are all together, wherever, against cancer,” said Jimmy Fund Walk.