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    It was an inspiring day for thousands of people who turned out Sunday for the Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk.

    (Published Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017)

    Thousands of people participated in Sunday's 2017 Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk.

    There were various course lengths to choose from including a full marathon walk from Hopkinton, a half marathon walk from Wellesley, a 10K from Newton and a 5K from Dana-Farber in Boston.

    Each route retraced the steps of the Boston Marathon and ended in Copley Square.

    Organizers expected an estimated 9,500 walkers to take part this year. Walkers had different stories for participating, like Vonne Foster who is battling cancer.

    "I have stage four lung cancer and its metastasized and along with that it’s very aggressive," Foster said.

    She decided to do the 5K course.

    "It’s humbling, very humbling. Because you look around at all the walkers and their families — either all of us have been touched by cancer whether it’s you or a family member you can reach out your hand you know somebody who has cancer today," Foster said.

    Jason Kroot decided to start taking parking in the Jimmy Fund Walk ten years ago.

    "We started the team 10 years ago when my mom passed. It’s called 'Team Deb' in honor of my mom who just passed and four years later we lost my dad. We renamed it 'Team Kroot' and I’ve carried his shoes ever since," Kroot said.

    The Jimmy Fund Walk has raised nearly $120 million for Dana-Farber Cancer Institute's fight against cancer since 1989.

    Thousands Turn Out for Jimmy Fund Walk

    [NECN] Thousands Turn Out for Jimmy Fund Walk

    Thousands of people turned out for the 2017 Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk.

    (Published Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017)

    NBC Boston, Telemundo Boston and necn are this year’s official media partners for the walk.


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