Jim and Jan Boland

Jim and Jan Boland
Jim and Jan Boland
Gloucester, MA United States
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We are excited and honored to run the 2019 Boston Marathon, supporting Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.  BIDMC is an amazing place, with an amazing team of really smart, dedicated people.  We hope to raise $10,000 for the Cancer Center at BIDMC as we train to run our first Boston Marathon!

Jan’s mother, Jan’s grandparents, Jim’s cousin, and some of our best friends and neighbors have been diagnosed with cancer.  So many people.  Some fought the good fight and have passed away.  Some are in remission, and others are in very active treatment, hoping to overcome this horrible disease. 

Cancer is not just a headline in our family.  It is not just a sad thing that we hear about in the news.  We feel the pain of cancer diagnosis very deeply.  We know this disease and its impact, and are determined to help in the fight to find treatments and a cure.

Our family is no different from most.  Many of us—most of us—have been touched by cancer in one way or another.

The work being done by the team at the BIDMC Cancer Center is critical to this fight.  They are actively working to find viable treatments and, ultimately, a cure.  This is a fight our family is already all in.  Over the last 10 years, our family, through our Fuddruckers restaurant team, working in tandem with A Reason to Ride and Tom and Judy DesFosses, have raised funds for cancer research at BIDMC. 

We would like to continue this effort to raise funds for BIDMC Cancer Center by reaching out to you now, hoping to meet our fundraising goal of $10,000 as we train to run the 2019 Boston Marathon.  We are training to run the Boston Marathon, but the dedicated team at BIDMC is running the real race: the race to find a cure for cancer.

Running our first Boston Marathon as a BIDMC team member is an honor.  Helping BIDMC in the fight to find viable treatments and a cure for cancer makes the honor of running our first Boston Marathon even more powerful.

Thank you for your support!


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Amount Raised:



91% Raised of$10,000 Goal