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Wednesday, October 23, 2019

B.A.A. Announces 2020 Boston Marathonâ Official Charity Program


B.A.A. Announces 2020 Boston Marathonâ Official Charity Program

BOSTON – The Boston Athletic Association has announced the 43 organizations selected for the B.A.A.’s Official Charity Program for the 2020 Boston Marathon. Seven new organizations have joined the B.A.A.’s Official Charity Program for the 124th Boston Marathon, to be run on Monday, April 20, 2020.

Entering its 31st year, the B.A.A.’s Official Charity Program enables selected charitable organizations to raise millions of dollars for worthwhile causes surrounding the annual Patriots’ Day race. In 2019, the program surpassed the $250 million mark in total funds raised since its inception in 1989. A total of $20.3 million was raised through the 2019 Boston Marathon Official Charity Program, with an average of more than $10,000 raised per entry. Combined with the John Hancock Non-Profit Program and fundraising by other qualified and invitational participants, a race record $38.7 million was raised this year – a 6-percent increase over 2018.

The B.A.A.’s official charities began accepting registration submissions in September. For more information on all 43 charities among the Boston Marathon Official Charity Program, and to apply to participate in the 2020 Boston Marathon as a member of one of their teams, please visit www.baa.org.

For the second consecutive year, the Boston Athletic Association will field its own fundraising team for the Boston Marathon. B.A.A. Charity Team members fundraise to help expand the B.A.A.’s youth and community initiatives, bringing the benefits of running and healthy lifestyles to the greater Boston community. Applications are currently being accepted for the 2020 B.A.A. Charity Team at www.baa.org.

The seven new organizations to join the B.A.A.’s Official Charity Program for the 2020 Boston Marathon include Community Rowing; Herren Project; John M. Barry Boys & Girls Club of Newton; Massachusetts Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired; MEB Foundation; TB12 Foundation; and Thompson Island Outward Bound.

A complete list of Boston Marathon Official Charity Program members can be found below.

·      Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
·      Brigham and Women's Hospital
·      261 Fearless, Inc.
·      American Liver Foundation, N.E. Division
·      American Red Cross of Massachusetts
·      B.A.A. Charity Team
·      Back on My Feet
·      Boston Bruins Foundation
·      Boston Celtics Shamrock Foundation
·      Boston Children's Hospital
·      Boys & Girls Clubs of Dorchester
·      Camp Shriver at UMass Boston
·      Community Rowing
·      CYCLE Kids, Inc.
·     Doug Flutie Jr. Foundation for Autism, Inc.

·      Dream Big!
·      Esplanade Association
·      Girls on the Run Greater Boston
·      Good Sports, Inc.
·      Hale
·      Herren Project
·      IMPACT Melanoma
·      John M. Barry Boys & Girls Club of Newton
·      The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
·      Martin Richard Foundation - Team MR8
·      Massachusetts Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired
·      MEB Foundation
·      MetroWest YMCA
·      Michael Lisnow Respite Center
·     Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation
·     National MS Society, Greater New England Chapter
·     New England Patriots Foundation
·     Red Sox Foundation
·     Scholar Athletes
·     Semper Fi Fund
·     Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital
·     Squashbusters
·     TB12 Foundation
·     Tedy’s Team
·     Tenacity, Inc.
·     Thompson Island Outward Bound
·     Trinity Boston Connects
·     Tufts Medical Center

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