Brittany Kademian is getting ready to run the Boston marathon on April 18th in honor of those who are fighting cancer. Working with the “Dana-Farber Marathon Challenge” program, Brittany’s goal is to reach $10,000 in donations for cancer research and cancer care for those that need it most.
Brittany is partnering with Petworth’s own Slash Run (201 Upshur St NW) to hold a fundraiser this Thursday, February 25th (5pm -12am). To support Brittany’s run, just show up and have dinner and/or drinks and Slash Run will generously donate 15% of all sales from that night to Dana-Farber. (It’s also trivia night on Thursday at 9pm!)
“While I have a lot of family members who passed away from cancer, I am running it in memory of my college friend Kelly who passed four years ago,” Brittany told me. “Kelly thought she had the flu one day, and went to the hospital to find out she had a rare form of acute leukemia, and sadly she passed away a week later. Since then, I've wanted to run the Boston Marathon for Dana-Farber because it's one of the most well-respected cancer research charities. I chose to fundraise and run the Boston Marathon specifically because both Kelly and I went to college in Boston and the marathon runs right past our alma mater at mile 20. Kelly was actually working at Dana-Farber doing cancer research and really enjoyed the work, studying to take the MCATs and become a doctor, when all of this happened.”
If you can’t make it to Slash Run you can donate to Brittany’s marathon fund online.
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Dana-Farber is a world leader in cancer research and treatment, renowned for using its discoveries to improve the treatment of adults and children with cancer. It is the founding member of the Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center, a National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center. It is also a federally designated Center for AIDS Research and a teaching affiliate of Harvard Medical School. Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is the only cancer center in the country ranked in the top 4 for both adult and pediatric cancer programs.