Southborough historically has a good showing in the Boston Marathon, and this year is no different. Twenty-six Southborough residents – 16 women and 10 men – will cross the starting line in Hopkinton on Monday.
Many are doing their run for charity. Residents Rachel Fier, Leslie Hadden, and Deirdre Secrist are all running to benefit Art BeCAUSE, a breast cancer foundation started by Rachel’s mom, Ellie Anbinder, who is herself a survivor. You can see profiles of the three runners – and find links to donate on their behalf – on the Art BeCAUSE website (www.artbecause.org/special-page-runners.php).
Here’s a complete list of our friends and neighbors who will be making the 26.2-mile trek. Please join me in wishing them well!
- Frances Chase, 49 (donation page)
- Dani Cimino, 44
- Rachel Fier, 42 (donation page)
- Yun Gao, 51
- Charles Gennari, 51
- Kevin Gillis, 44
- Andrea Guidi, 39
- Leslie Hadden, 49 (donation page)
- Chuck Hagedorn, 57
- Carole Laperriere-Schuster, 50
- Jennifer Martin, 45
- Safdar Medina, 43
- Hayley Moore, 25
- Mary Nardone, 49
- Jim Norcross, 43
- Amy O’Leary, 45
- Julie Osetek, 42
- John Parsons Jr., 47
- James Richardson, 43 (donation page)
- Anne Scharpf, 48 (donation page)
- Deirdre Secrist, 39 (donation page)
- Lauren Sischo, 24
- Jonathan (Paul) Sommer, 36
- Ramiro Torres Jr., 36
- Amanda Watters, 32 (donation page)
- Rachel Zides, 41
To you runners out there, if you’re doing the run for charity and want to include a fundraising link, let me know in the comments (or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org) and I’ll update the list above.
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