Southborough runners headed for Heartbreak Hill

by beth on April 17, 2017

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Above: Look for some familiar faces in the marathon today. (photo by Chris Wraight)

It’s Patriot’s Day. That means, once again, a pack of Southborough runners are headed to Hopkinton and ultimately over Heartbreak Hill.  Twenty-one residents (11 men and 10 women) are running in the 2017 Boston Marathon.

Here’s the complete list. (For those raising funds, I again included information with links to their fundraising pages.)

Please join me in wishing them the best on their 26.2-mile trek. 

  • Lauren Ames
  • Nia Benoit: The Claddagh Fund, helping the most underfunded non-profit organizations that support the vulnerable populations in our communities. They grant funds to charitable organizations that champion the needs of children, veterans and individuals suffering from alcohol and drug addiction. (fundraising page)
  • Leanne Bragdon: Bay Cove Human Services, providing effective, compassionate care to individuals and families who face the challenges of developmental disabilities, mental illness, drug and alcohol addiction and aging. (fundraising page)
  • Elizabeth Cavanaugh: Tufts Medical Center, the full-service hospital for adults and Floating Hospital for Children, offering comprehensive inpatient and outpatient services for adults and children and acting as the principal teaching hospital for Tufts University School of Medicine. (fundraising page)
  • Julie Fialkow: raising funds for The Claddagh Fund, helping the most underfunded non-profit organizations that support the vulnerable populations in our communities. They grant funds to charitable organizations that champion the needs of children, veterans and individuals suffering from alcohol and drug addiction. (fundraising page)
  • Nancy Gould: raising funds for Dana-Farber Cancer Institute’s Claudia Adams Barr Program in Innovative Basic Cancer Research, funding the brightest, most creative scientists making basic research discoveries that are transforming cancer treatment. (fundraising page)
  • Penelope Hauck: raising funds for Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, providing expert, compassionate care to children and adults and home to groundbreaking cancer discoveries. (fundraising page)
  • Jennifer Martin
  • Lauren McAuliffe: raising funds for The Claddagh Fund, helping the most underfunded non-profit organizations that support the vulnerable populations in our communities. They grant funds to charitable organizations that champion the needs of children, veterans and individuals suffering from alcohol and drug addiction. (fundraising page)
  • Molly Shine: raising funds for Dana-Farber Cancer Institute’s Claudia Adams Barr Program in Innovative Basic Cancer Research, funding the brightest, most creative scientists making basic research discoveries that are transforming cancer treatment. (fundraising page)
  • Joseph Ackil III: raising funds for b.good Family Foundation, helping real people with great ideas do good. To do this, they give 100% of the funds we raise directly back to our communities through grants to local leaders looking to improve their neighborhoods. (fundraising page)
  • Christo Baltas: raising funds for Town of Ashland, distributing money to non-profits in town and programs that promote healthy eating in children, fire prevention and safety, drug free community education, the “Senior Safe Program, and more. (fundraising page)
  • Tye Brady: raising funds for The Michael Carter Lisnow Respite Center, providing emotional and physical support for individuals with disabilities and their families. (fundraising page)
  • Brian Butterfield:
  • Varavani Dwarki: raising funds for National Organization for Rare Disorders, Inc., supporting individuals and families impacted by rare disease and the organizations that serve them through programs of education, advocacy, research and financial assistance services. This year Dwarki is representing his Patient Partner with Rothmund-Thomson Syndrome. (fundraising page)
  • Caley Eaton
  • Yun Gao
  • Chuck Hagedorn
  • Dat Huynh
  • David Qua: raising funds for Franciscan Children’s, the only pediatric post-acute provider in New England, often tackling challenges that others can’t or won’t. (fundraising page)
  • Daniel Roy: raising funds for The Michael Carter Lisnow Respite Center, providing emotional and physical support for individuals with disabilities and their families. (fundraising page)

And an honorary mention:

  • Kim Ivers: raising funds for The Claddagh Fund, helping the most underfunded non-profit organizations that support the vulnerable populations in our communities. They grant funds to charitable organizations that champion the needs of children, veterans and individuals suffering from alcohol and drug addiction. (fundraising page) [Note: Ivers isn’t a resident, but she’s a part of our community – a Southborough native and the long-time Southborough Library Children’s Librarian.]

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