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Support the Cellucci Fund - Run the Boston Marathon!

UMass Medical School has been selected for the 10th consecutive year to participate in the Boston Marathon, which will take place on Monday, Oct. 11, 2021. John Hancock, principal sponsor of the event, accepted the UMass ALS Cellucci Fund into its non-profit marathon program, allowing UMMS to give five official race numbers to marathoners who commit to raising at least $7,500 each for the fund.

Because of their dedication and commitment, our teams have raised more than $500,000 for the groundbreaking ALS research being conducted at UMMS. We are thrilled to have another opportunity to raise awareness—and vital funding—through this nationally recognized event.

Applications for the 125th Boston Marathon team are now being accepted.  If you are interested in being part of our 2021 team, please complete an application and submit to: 

Julie Bowditch
Office of Advancement 
UMass Medical School
333 South Street
Shrewsbury, MA 01545

Already have a 2021 Boston Marathon bib? You can still raise money for the Cellucci Fund! Join the 2021 team and make an impact on groundbreaking ALS research. There is no minimum for qualified runners who already have a bib. Email us to join our team.



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