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Dana-Farber team defies cancer in ASICS Falmouth Road Race

Cara Donovan (center) runs the ASICS Falmouth Road Race for Dana-Farber with her brothers, Sean (left) and Greg.

Late Fall 2022
By Kayla Stravin

On Aug. 21, more than 330 members of Dana-Farber’s team ran seven miles along the scenic Cape Cod coastline for the 50th running of the ASICS Falmouth Road Race. This dedicated group raised $885,500 while supporting Dana-Farber Cancer Institute’s race toward the ultimate finish line: a world without cancer.

Dana-Farber and the Jimmy Fund have had a longstanding partnership with the Falmouth Road Race charity program over the years, raising over $9.5 million since 2003 to help Dana-Farber prevent, treat, and defy cancer. This partnership was brought to a new level in 2022 when Dana-Farber and the Jimmy Fund served as the inaugural, official Legacy Partner of the race’s charity program, the ASICS Falmouth Road Race’s Numbers for Nonprofits (NFNP) program.

This year was especially meaningful for Cara Donovan, a nine-year participant on Dana-Farber’s Falmouth team, who ran to commemorate the 10-year anniversary of her breast cancer diagnosis. Cara runs on Team Power with her brothers, Greg and Sean, who joined the team in summer 2012 to run and fundraise in her honor while she was in treatment. Cara was so grateful to be able to join them in 2013 and has been a proud member of team Dana-Farber ever since.

“My husband and I were both treated at Dana-Farber and feel so lucky that we are healthy today, thanks to the talent and skill of our care teams,” said Cara. “I hope that Dana-Farber will use the funds raised by runners like me to continue to advance cancer research and prioritize the extra benefits that make patients feel comfortable and supported during and after treatment. Dana-Farber is truly an amazing place—they continue to prioritize the whole patient by offering help with nutrition, stress management, exercise, and all other aspects of your life that are impacted by your diagnosis. I am so proud to have the privilege to run with Dana-Farber’s team to repay them for all they did for me.”

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