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Dr. Prabhu marathons for cancer cure

By Rama K. Ramaswamy Malini Prabhu, MD, MRCPsych, is a staff psychiatrist at Newton-Wellesley Hospital and clinical assistant professor of psychiatry at Tufts Medical School. She is running the Boston Marathon to support the "fight against cancer.” On Dr. Prabhu's CrowdRise site, she shares her story and that of her colleague and friend, Marlene Sullivan, a...
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Dr. Prabhu raising cancer funds

By Rama K. Ramaswamy Malini Prabhu, MD, MRCPsych, is a staff psychiatrist at Newton-Wellesley Hospital. She is running the Boston Marathon to support the fight against cancer. On Dr. Prabhu's fundraising website, she shares her story and that of her colleague and friend, Marlene Sullivan, a nurse working at the Vernon Cancer Center at Newton-Wellesley Hospital....
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John Shea running Marathon for TCR

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The Children’s Room (TCR) has announced that John Shea, a resident of Needham, has been selected to run the 2018 Boston Marathon to fundraise and promote awareness for TCR. This is the third year in a row that John has run on our Boston Marathon team. Based in Arlington, The Children’s Room is...
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Westwood’s Hall running Boston Marathon

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Laura Hall will be among thousands this April to run the 122nd Boston Marathon. While her eye will be set on the finish line of the grueling 26.2-mile race, the real finish line for the Westwood resident is an end to stroke. Laura is running the marathon in honor of her husband and...
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David Ortiz makes book tour stop in Wellesley

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By Katrina Margolis Hometown Weekly Reporter On Tuesday morning at 8:50 a.m. I stood in a line wrapping around the entirety of Wellesley Books to buy “Papi: My Story” in order to have it signed by the one and only David Ortiz. By the time I made my way through the front door to purchase...
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Phys Ed teacher Guzzi an inspiration

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By Rama K. Ramaswamy Paul Guzzi, a Wellesley Public School (WPS) Physical Education teacher at John D. Hardy Elementary School, has been inspiring students for over a decade. He does so not only with creative programs such as “walk to school day” and “field day,” but also by demonstrating the achievement of his own...
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Wellesley screams support for marathoners

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By Lisa Moore Hometown Weekly Correspondent In 1897, the first Boston Marathon was run. From that very first race, Wellesley College Woman have cheered on the runners. What began as a group of students cheering on a favorite runner in that first marathon has grown into a genuine collaboration between Wellesley College students, faculty and alumni,...
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Schwartz runs Marathon for Special Olympics

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By Katrina Margolis Hometown Weekly Reporter Running a marathon is no small feat. In fact, it’s one that most people, even experienced runners, have a hard time fathoming. One of the most famous marathons in the country, the Boston Marathon is a celebration not only for runners but for the great Boston Community. This year,...
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Needham’s Caron to run for Bulldogs

On Monday, April 17, 19-year old Needham resident Patrick Caron will make the journey from Hopkinton to Boston as part of the 121st Boston Marathon. Patrick is running and fundraising his second Boston Marathon for the ​Boston Bulldogs Running Club​, a local non-profit organization with a unique mission: to promote wellness and recovery in a...
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Needham’s Chris Blood to run Marathon

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On Monday, April 17, Chris Blood will be running the Boston Marathon for Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Chris will be running for Dana-Farber because last year his family lost a great man to cancer. John Bergstrom, a veteran runner of the Boston Marathon, was the rock of his family and a guiding force in...
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Dover’s McElligott part of YMCA Marathon team

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Dover resident Lindsey McElligott, 35, has never officially run the Boston Marathon. As a freshman soccer player at Wellesley College, McElligott and a friend jumped the line and ran the second half of the marathon, which includes Heartbreak Hill. The two “bandits” finished the race, got their reflective blankets, and went home to...
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Wellesley’s Richardson running for a cause

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The Boston Marathon is one of the most iconic and famous sporting events in the entire world, with all of those who take part in it running for their own personal reasons or beliefs. In 2017, one local athlete will take to the streets of Massachusetts on Patriots Day and run for what...
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Needham High School students run marathon

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Six Needham High School students ran the Providence Marathon last Sunday as part of Dreamfar, a Massachusetts nonprofit that offers marathon training for high school students. Joyce Anglo, Roisin Chatterton, Elsa Konieczynski, Lindsay McKeown, Allie Partridge, and Sarah Partridge took to the pavement prepared, following a 30-week training program. Injured but with them...
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Needham Bulldog runs marathon

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18-year-old Needham resident Patrick Caron ran his first Boston Marathon in 2:46:59 and raised over $3,000 for The Boston Bulldogs Running Club. The Bulldogs is a co-ed 501(c)3 non-profit running club established to reach out to all those who are adversely affected by addiction - those who are battling addiction and in recovery,...
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Westwood Native Completes Boston Marathon

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By Douglas McCulloch Hometown Weekly Staff For Westwood native Adrian MacDonald, running has always been in his blood. From his racing on the Westwood High track team, to his enjoyment of running through the streets of Westwood, MacDonald has always been training. Now, MacDonald can add Boston Marathon runner to his runner’s resume, after he...
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The Victory Lap That Never Was

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By Heather Mayer Irvine A victory lap. That’s what the 2016 Boston Marathon was always supposed to be for me. I had run myself into the ground (quite literally) qualifying in the 2014 Chicago Marathon. I posted a painful 3:31:42 and was immediately rushed to the emergency room for IV fluids. Getting into Boston...
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Walpole resident running in the Boston Marathon

By Douglas McCulloch Hometown Weekly Staff Walpole resident Erin Collins will be running for the second time in the Boston Marathon on April 18 to support the Dana-Farber Marathon Challenge team. With less than a week away before the big day, she is busy preparing for the marathon. After losing a lot of training time due to...
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Boston Marathon Coming Through Wellesley

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By Robert Rosen Hometown Weekly Staff When the 120th running of the Boston Marathon takes place on Monday, April 18, more than 20,000 runners will head through Wellesley on their way to Boston as part of the most renowned road races in the world. While being part of an iconic race such as the Boston Marathon...
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Wellesley Woman Runs for Late Husband

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By Robert Rosen Hometown Weekly Staff Dr. Terri Halperin planned to run the Boston Marathon this year to commemorate her 40th birthday with her husband, Dr. Michael Davidson. Unfortunately, Davidson, the Director of Endovascular Cardiac Surgery at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, was killed last January when the son of one of his former patients shot and...
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Hardy Community Members to Run Marathon

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By Rama K. Ramaswamy When asked why Hardy parents Anna Garcia-Miller and Jennifer O’Neil-Sebaratnam and fourth grade teacher Felicia Moran decided to run the Boston Marathon, they all rallied around supporting METCO, which provides the opportunity for an integrated public school education for children of color from racially imbalanced schools in Boston by placing...
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