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Thursday, April 23, 2009

Run the talk: The Boston Marathon

More than 26,000 runners ran the 113th Boston Marathon on Monday. Among them were numerous athletes who were raising money for cancer research, via Dana Farber Cancer Institute's Jimmy Fund, and many others wearing the yellow LiveStrong jerseys of Lance Armstrong's foundation. Some had hand-written on their shirts "for Mom," or other loved ones, presumably cancer victims.

The Jimmy Fund aimed at a fund-raising goal of $4.85 million through the runners' efforts. The runners benefit from the exercise, too, and all of us benefit from their inspiration, and their perspiration.

It was a stirring sight, as always, to see the runners of very different levels of ability.

Bravo! Encore!

Advice: You can walk the talk about fighting disease, and sometimes you get to run the talk.

Read a story about another athlete’s fund-raising to fight disease.

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