Burlington Man Running To Support Cancer Research
Jon Freedman of Burlington will be running in the 40th annual Falmouth Road Race for Dana-Farber in memory of David Lanzoni.
A Burlington man will be running a seven-mile road race to help raise money for cancer this weekend.
On August 12, Jon Freedman of Burlington will be running in the 40th annual Falmouth Road Race in Falmouth, Mass., to help conquer cancer as a member of the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute’s team.
Freedman, along with approximately 100 Dana-Farber teammates from New England and beyond, will run the seven-mile race with a goal to raise $370,000 for cancer research at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. The Dana-Farber team celebrates its 10th year of participation in the Falmouth Road Race official charity program in 2012.
Freedman, is a member of “Team Lanzoni,” a group of over 30 people from the 99 Restaurants who have run the Falmouth Road Race to support Dana-Farber for the past seven years. Team Lanzoni runs in memory of their friend and colleague, David Lanzoni, who lost his battle with cancer in 2006. Through the group’s participation from 2006 to 2011, they have raised more than $300,000 for Dana-Farber.
Dana-Farber team members running the Falmouth Road Race must meet a basic fundraising commitment of $1,250. One-hundred-percent of the funds raised benefit the Jimmy Fund (www.JimmyFund.org), which solely supports Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, raising funds for adult and pediatric cancer care and research to improve the chances of survival for cancer patients around the world.
To learn more about running for Dana-Farber or to support a runner, please visit www.rundanafarber.org.
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (www.dana-farber.org) is a principal teaching affiliate of the Harvard Medical School and is among the leading cancer research and care centers in the United States. It is a founding member of the Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center (DF/HCC), designated a comprehensive cancer center by the National Cancer Institute. It provides adult cancer care with Brigham and Women’s Hospital as Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women’s Cancer Center and it provides pediatric care with Children’s Hospital Boston as Dana-Farber/Children’s Hospital Cancer Center. Dana-Farber is the top ranked cancer center in New England, according to U.S. News & World Report, and one of the largest recipients among independent hospitals of National Cancer Institute and National Institutes of Health grant funding.