Joshua's Run, The Jimmy Fund and
Andrea Gaziano Memorial Fund
Joshua's Run began in 1996 just after Joshua's surgeries and chemotherapy ended. Although he required further surgery, his cancer was eventually cured. This event has been a way to give back, to attempt to aid the battle against childhood cancer so that all children with cancer can be as fortunate as Joshua. Over the years, around this event, a wonderful community of generous, philanthropic people have gathered yearly to make a difference. One of these people was a lovely child full of life and an inspiring, unparalled spirit. Her name was Andrea and she will always be remembered.
The Andrea Gaziano Memorial Fund
In memory of a brave and beautiful girl.
On October 19, 2006 Scituate’s beautiful Andrea Gaziano lost her heroic six year battle with cancer. She was only fourteen years old. Andrea was a much loved member of our Joshua’s Run community and we pay tribute to her on race day. In her memory, we honor her strength and courage as, together, we contribute to The Jimmy Fund. Andrea’s battle against cancer was incredibly courageous and hard fought. And, not only did she show remarkable strength and attitude, she also received the best in cutting edge treatment currently available. She received it at both The Jimmy Fund Clinic at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and at Children’s Hospital, two of the world’s leaders in children’s health care. But even with the tremendous improvements in cancer treatment, the sad, hard reality is that there is still so much to be done; many cancers are still incurable, many treatments have yet to be discovered. Andrea is, in fact, the very reason this race goes on. Her story only serves to strengthen our resolve to carry on in her spirit and actively engage in the battle against childhood cancer. Beginning with the 2006 event proceeds, all Joshua's Run proceeds are directed to The Andrea Gaziano Memorial Fund within The Jimmy Fund at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. This fund specifically benefits pediatric oncology research at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.
Thanks to Joshua's Run 2014 Sponsors who make it happen!
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JOIN US SATURDAY, JUNE 21!
2014 RACE PHOTOS COMING SOON!
On the morning of the Summer Solstice,
THE 17TH JOSHUA'S RUN!
SPARKLING ATLANTIC OCEAN VIEWS,
FRESH SALT AIR,
EXCEPTIONAL ROAD RACE ROUTES!
2MILE FUN RUN/WALK AT 9:00 AM
This event has something for everyone: a fast and furious race for a competitive crowd, or a leisurely stroll for those who want to take the time to enjoy the views, start summer off splendidly!
5MILE CLIFF CHALLENGE AT 10:00 AM
Promises a fantastic physical test as well as gorgeous views along the way! The race course hills are named for our Hill Heroes, all patients of the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, whose stories and strength inspire the runners facing the challenge of the course. The views are sublime and the ocean rolls below. Finally, the finish of the race is fantastic! A great downhill that pushes the runners to the flat, fast finish!
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