A perfect summer day with bright skies and a pleasant ocean breeze was the backdrop for Team JAF on Sunday, August 20, as the team ran the 51st edition of the ASICS Falmouth Road Race! 51 JAF athletes took to the starting line in Falmouth, MA, and ran to support JAF’s mission.
The legendary seven-mile race was packed with resounding cheers, colorful signs, and refreshing sprays of water from start to finish. For JAF, it was non-stop fun and smiles at mile six as the Foundation set up its cheer station full of water, snacks, and high fives from Joe Andruzzi! Joining Joe at the cheer station were JAF staff, runner families, and friends—who applauded all JAF athletes dashing by.
Several Team JAF athletes could be found running together and encouraging others to keep going. No matter which JAF runner stopped at the cheer station, every Foundation supporter was ready to provide a boost to the runners on their last mile to go.
After conquering that final race hill and crossing the finish line, runners received congratulatory remarks, much-needed hydration, and delicious hot dogs! Through the hills and warm weather, nothing was going to stop Team JAF from crossing the finish line.
JAF thanks the following organizations and people for their help in making this a fantastic day:
- The Falmouth Road Race Numbers for Non-Profit, who accepted JAF into their program for the 12th year.
- New Balance, who donated the Team JAF singlets to the Foundation.
- The incredible ASICS Falmouth Road Race staff, board members, and volunteers.
- Team JAF Patient Inspiration Brandy, who brought invaluable motivation to the team through our runners’ training and fundraising efforts.
- Our amazing JAF cheer station volunteers and everyone who joined us to cheer on our runners.
The Foundation sends its profound gratitude to 51 remarkable individuals who chose to train, run, and fundraise for JAF. Thank you to Patricia Barnes, Kevin Bassett, Brendan Beauregard, Nicole Bolvin, Glen Bourgeois, Richard Boynton, Lindsay Broomfield, Michelle Brousseau, Jennifer Bruce, Krissy Buckley, Stephanie Castagno, Bridget Catalano, Joseph Consigli, Dana D’Alessandro, Dawn DeLuca, Erin DeStefano, Haley Dolan, Jack Dolan, Gretchen Drifmeyer, Ariana Eydenberg, Jennifer Farrell, Katherine Firestone, Barbara Foley, Lisa George, Emily Hannen, Jaeson Kawadler, Paul Keenan, Danielle Kent, Patrick Kinney, Matthew Kyller, Ashley Landry, Erin Luiz, Stephanie McHugh, Tommy O’Connor, Brooke Patterson, Kristin Pitman, Marina Proietti, Nicole Reedy, Ryan Rispoli, Jennifer Rocha, Lisa Rolince, Michelle Rosenblatt, Jonah Rothman, Dan Ryaboy, Elizabeth Spiers, Julie Starzynski, Kristen Tuleja, Lauren Waters, EJ Whelan, Kristen Wingate, and Mark Zurlo, for supporting JAF’s mission and providing help, hope, and a reason to smile, to cancer patients all across New England. Thanks to you and your supporters, patients and their families can stay in their homes and put food on the table.
If you still wish to contribute to Team JAF’s Falmouth team or an individual athlete, click HERE to donate now through September 30.