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WORCESTER -- Eight Worcester residents were recently honored as Pacesetters of the 2013 Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk presented by Hyundai. Pacesetters are walkers who raise at least $1,500 each.

Pacesetters from Worcester laced up their sneakers and collectively raised more than $36,000 of the more than $7.5 million from last year's walk, which supports lifesaving adult and pediatric patient care and cancer research at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

On March 23, Pacesetters were recognized at the Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk's Extra Mile Brunch at the Boston Marriott Copley Place. In 2013, more than 1,100 of the 8,500 walkers achieved Pacesetter status.

"We are grateful to everyone who participated in the 2013 Jimmy Fund events, especially to Pacesetters, who are committed to raising awareness and funds to benefit the advancement of cancer research and treatment at Dana-Farber,'' says Suzanne Fountain, director of the Jimmy Fund.

On Sept. 21 more than 8,500 participants will walk with the goal of raising more than $7.5 million, bringing the Jimmy Fund Walk's 26-year fundraising total to more than $100 million.

The walk gives participants an opportunity to walk one of four routes along the historic Boston Athletic Association's Boston Marathon course and to raise money for Dana-Farber and the Jimmy Fund. For 26 years, the BAA has supported the Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk.

To register for the 26th annual walk or to support a walker, visit www.JimmyFundWalk.org or call (866) 531-9255. Walkers can enter the discount code NEWS for $5 off.
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Publication:Telegram & Gazette (Worcester, MA)
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Date:Apr 25, 2014
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