WAKEFIELD – Four runners will participate in this year’s 126th Boston Marathon in support of The Angel Fund for ALS Research, a 501 (c)(3) independent charity that benefits ALS research at the Cecil B. Day Laboratory for Neuromuscular Research at UMass Chan Medical School.
The four marathoners include veteran runners Russell Becker, running his 11th consecutive Boston Marathon; Matt Bergin, running his 32nd consecutive Boston Marathon; Meghan Osterlind, running her 20th consecutive Boston Marathon; and Niki Tsiotos who is running her first marathon in honor of her uncle George Mazareas.
The Angel Fund team has been raising funds for ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease) research at UMass Chan Medical School Day Lab under the direction of Dr. Robert H. Brown, Jr., a world-renowned researcher in the field of ALS.
“The Angel Fund is grateful to the four supporters who are running for Team ALS in this year’s Boston Marathon,” Rich Kennedy, President of The Angel Fund for ALS Research and a former longtime Boston Marathon runner said. “They all have an inspirational story as to why they train and run the 26.2 miles in honor of The Angel Fund for ALS Research. We look forward to following them as they run the marathon and celebrating their efforts when they cross the finish line.”
The team members have created a fundraising page which enables supporters to donate and to learn more about the runner and his/her inspiration behind their fundraising efforts. To donate to the runners and to read their stories, visit the fundraising page: https://secure.frontstream.com/boston-marathon-2022. To follow the runners’ progress during and after the Boston Marathon on April 18th, visit the Boston Athletic Association’s webpage at www.baa.org.
In addition to the Boston Marathon team, The Angel Fund conducts fund raising events throughout the year which, along with other individual and corporate donations, have been beneficial in helping make significant strides in ALS research. For a list of upcoming events, visit The Angel Fund website, www.theangelfund.org. Donations to the Angel Fund can also be made online at www.theangelfund,org, or can be sent to The Angel Fund, 649 Main Street, Wakefield, MA 01880.