[The Boston Marathon always includes a pack of runners from our town. Between now and Patriots Day, I’m featuring stories of resident runners donning bibs for a cause]
Last spring, Southborough’s Amy Ludovici was a medical volunteer at the Boston Marathon. This year, she will be running in it.
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Ludovici’s is part of the fundraising team for AKTIV Against Cancer. Her fundraising page promotes:
Please consider donating to help bring physical activity to those undergoing cancer treatment. Motion is lotion!
The non-profit “works to ensure physical activity will become an integral part of cancer treatment.” The team explains:
Physical activity can be positive for the vast majority of cancer patients, both during and after treatment. It helps reduce unwanted side effects such as nausea, fatigue, and sleep problems while increasing endurance, strength, and energy. It can also help build a sense of empowerment and improve quality of life.
Recent research indicates the benefits of physical activity extend beyond controlling symptoms and side-effects of cancer therapy; it is shown to reduce cancer progression and improve a patient’s response to anticancer therapy.
To support Ludivici’s fundraiser, click here. To learn more about the non-profit, click here.
[Note: If you are a Southborough resident using the Marathon to raise funds/awareness for a cause, please reach out with your information. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.]