Hopkinton Man to Run His 15th Boston Marathon to Honor A Special Friend Fighting Cancer
Glenn Strickland started his 'Raise Money to Eradicate Cancer' campaign 14 years ago when he ran the 101st Boston Marathon as his first attempt at running long distance. He is now getting ready to run once again.
Glenn Strickland has never been a time-qualified runner, but due to the generosity of the Boston Athletic Association, he will be able to run his 15th Boston Marathon as a member of the Dana Farber Marathon Challenge Team.
The DFMC runs the 26.2-mile race to raise money for the Claudia Adams Barr Program in Innovative Basic Cancer Research.
Each year, Strickland runs to honor someone important to him.
He is proud to announce that this year he will be dedicating his run to his special friend Kevin Stewart who has been waging war against brain cancer for the past year and is fighting a good fight.
“I am fortunate to be his friend and will proudly wear his name on my racing uniform. Please join me in a prayer for his expedient recovery and for ALL our fallen victims to cancer!" Glenn said.
"As I run this year’s race, I will continue to pray that someday we will all live in a world without cancer.”