Run for Dana-Farber
About Running for Dana-Farber
Run For Dana-Farber

About Running for Dana-Farber

Join thousands of runners and race directors, and raise millions of dollars to further the lifesaving mission of Dana-Farber and the Jimmy Fund. You can support cancer research and patient care as a teammate on an official Dana-Farber fundraising team, as a member of our Run Any Race program—a program designed for runners to set their own goals for fundraising and race distance—or by organizing a road race.

Dana-Farber runners often participate in honor or memory of a family member, friend, or colleague who has been touched by cancer. There are also many inspiring teammates who have been diagnosed themselves, and choose to run as a way to take physical action in the fight against cancer. Dana-Farber patients and their families also take part to provide incredible inspiration, and motivate runners to stay committed to their fundraising and training.

Make a difference in the lives of cancer patients everywhere, and race toward the ultimate finish line: a world without cancer.

arrow Why I Run for Dana-Farber

Julie Shapiro



"This will be my third year running for DFMC, and I am more motivated than ever to raise more money for the important work Dana-Farber does. My dad died last year, and, as hard as it is, I am as grateful now for Dana-Farber as I was when my dad was going through his many years fighting cancer with the help of the best, most caring doctors and nurses in the world. After all we experienced, and after losing my father, Dana-Farber was and is the hope to somehow end this disease, and, for now, make such important progress in improving the lives of those living with cancer. I am committed to doing what I can. The DFMC team—full of people as committed as I am—is the best way I know to make a difference."
- Julie Shapiro, 2016 Dana-Farber Marathon Challenge participant







Shari Goudreau
"I lost two grandmothers to cancer, and when I signed up to run for Dana-Farber, we had three close family friends who were battling cancer. While I was running my race in Orlando, two of our family friends passed away. I believe they were with me the entire race weekend. I am so happy and extremely proud that I ran for Dana-Farber."
- Shari Goudreau, 2016 Run Any Race participant










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