Canton runners gearing up for Falmouth Road Race

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Bryan Parrish running to support the Jimmy Fund

On Sunday, August 16, Bryan Parrish of Canton will run the 43rd annual New Balance Falmouth Road Race to help conquer cancer as a member of Dana-Farber Cancer Institute’s team.

Bryan Parrish

Bryan Parrish

Parrish, along with more than 250 Dana-Farber teammates from New England and beyond, will cover the seven-mile race with a collective goal of raising $700,000 to support adult and pediatric patient care and cancer research at Dana-Farber. This year, the Dana-Farber team celebrates its 13th year of participation in the race’s Numbers for Nonprofits program.

Each Dana-Farber team member commits to raise or contribute at least $1,500 for the Jimmy Fund through his or her run. The team this year is striving to generate an average of $3,000 per runner. One hundred percent of funds raised go to the Jimmy Fund, which solely supports Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, raising funds for adult and pediatric patient care and cancer research to improve the chances of survival for cancer patients around the world.

A Catholic priest, Parrish was recently appointed episcopal vicar and secretary for parish life and leadership in the Archdiocese of Boston. He is running in memory of his late sister, Jill.

To donate on behalf of Rev. Parrish, go to rundanafarber.org/Falmouth.

Megan McKay running for Joe Andruzzi Foundation 

The Joe Andruzzi Foundation (JAF) — an organization committed to providing help, hope, and a reason to smile for cancer patients and their families by contributing financial and emotional support — is pleased to announce that Megan McKay, a native of Canton, will run the 43rd New Balance Falmouth Road Race on August 16 as part of Team JAF.

Team JAF will join more than 12,000 runners for the scenic seven-mile run in the heart of Cape Cod.

“We are thrilled to have Megan as a foundation ambassador and all she is doing to further our mission,” said Jen Andruzzi, executive director of JAF. “Megan’s efforts are directly benefitting cancer patients and families in need. We are grateful for the efforts our runners are making to prepare for this race, and we are excited to come together next month to take on this course for a great cause.”

McKay is an account executive at Regan Communications in Boston. To donate to her campaign, visit firstgiving.com/fundraiser/meganmckay/team-jafs-2015-new-balance-falmouth-road-race.

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