Milton residents to take part Oct. 4 in virtual Jimmy Fund walk

Hannah Serpa, center, in pink hero costume, will participate in the 2020 Jimmy Fund walk to raise money for cancer research. This year, the walk or run will take place virtually, due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Hannah, an elementary school student, will participate as she did in 2019, when she wore her pink outfit. Other Milton residents will participate in the virtual fundraiser.

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A connected web of people inspired by a friend, family member, college roommate, or even a child will all come together via the world wide web this year to continue to raise money in the fight against cancer.

More than a dozen Milton residents will be among the thousands of people who will take part on Oct. 4 in the annual Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk to raise money for the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. The event has raised more than $145 million for Dana-Farber in its more than 30 year history.

This year, the annual event is being called “Walk Your Way” and due to COVID-19 restrictions, participants will be walking wherever they choose and in some cases when they choose.

Milton residents participating this year include: the Pozzar family; Team Bushy Strong; Hannah Serpa; Barbara Donovan; Siobhan Dunn; Caroline Ghelli; Gail Ghelli; Gerald Kennedy; Kristin Longo; Michelle Murdock; and, Jeanne Schmidt.

To register to walk (#JimmyFundWalk) or to support a walker, visit www.JimmyFundWalk.org or call 866-531-9255.

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