The wet weather didn’t stop people from lacing up their running shoes to raise money for the Dana Farber Cancer Institute on Sunday.
The inaugural Jimmy Fund 5K in West Roxbury raised more than $100,000 toward finding a cure for cancer.
Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh, who attended Sunday’s run, said, “As a cancer survivor, you know it’s certainly close to my heart.”
“I was treated at Dana Farber when I was 7-years-old, and those memories are very much alive in my head,” Walsh added. “Seeing people here today, for the cause, for whatever reason they’re running, I want to thank them.”
The event also featured a kids and family half-mile fun run.
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