Dana-Farber Marathon Challenge

Dana-Farber Marathon Challenge
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Dana-Farber Marathon Challenge

Raising money for innovative cancer research and treatment across the world.

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Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

DFMC Takes Its First Steps

In April 1989, Harvard freshman Michael Silverstein ran the Boston Marathon® in memory of his friend Seth Feldman, a Dana-Farber Cancer Institute patient who had recently succumbed to a brain tumor. Mike's run raised more than $35,000 for Dana-Farber. Inspired by Mike’s fundraising endeavors, the Weavers offered a $50,000 "Challenge grant" to Dana-Farber to organize a Boston Marathon team that would raise funds for the Barr Program.

Simultaneously, Bill and Peter Santis, grandsons of Institute founder Sidney Farber, M.D., contacted Dana-Farber looking for a novel way to support the Institute. The Santis brothers helped recruit fellow athletes, and, on Monday, April 16, 1990, nineteen runners laced up their running shoes to raise funds for the Barr Program by running the 94th Boston Marathon. The runners raised $51,000, and earned the Weavers' "Challenge grant" for a season total of $101,000. 

The 25th Running

Now in its 25th season, DFMC’s annual roster has blossomed to include hundreds of dedicated athletes who share the Weavers’ vision of a world without cancer. Setting their sights equally high, DFMC runners embark on their own Boston Marathon journey to raise millions of dollars as a team in honor and in memory of their loved ones.

One hundred percent of the funds raised by DFMC team members support Barr Program research. To date, DFMC has raised more than $61 million, and nearly 200 innovative scientific investigations have received critical funding. In 2014, the team aims to celebrate its 25th year by raising $5.3 million.
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