On September 18, 2011, Long’s Jewelers will be participating in the annual Boston Marathon® Jimmy Fund Walk, a one day event dedicated to conquering all forms of cancer. Since the first Walk in 1989, participants have raised more than $73 million to support cancer research and care at Dana-Farber. The event draws thousands of walkers hailing from over 30 states, plus international participants!
Long’s has our own team who walks the route together and raises additional funds for cancer research. Team Longs is helping the Jimmy Fund towards their fundraising goals. Each year, Long’s Jewelers also sponsors a water station along the route. We will be at the water station cheering on the walkers and providing them with water and snacks at the Natick Town Green on Route 135 this year.
The Boston Marathon® Jimmy Fund Walk gives participants the opportunity to follow the course of the 26.2-mile Boston Marathon in honor or memory of friends, family, co-workers, and patients facing all forms of cancer. It is the only event other than the Boston Marathon itself that is sanctioned by the Boston Athletic Association to use the historic route. Walkers choose from one of five route options designed for everyone from the marathon enthusiast to the youngest walker.
For more information, visit www.jimmyfundwalk.org, or to start your own team, visit this link.
See you on September 18!