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A letter from the 2013 RFR Team Co-Chairs

Dear Alumni,

The Run for Research® marathon team wants you back … with or without your sneakers!

The strength and continued success of the Run for Research (RFR) team throughout the past twenty-four years can be credited to each of your contributions to the American Liver Foundation’s Run for Research team. With Run for Research’s 25th year anniversary nearly upon us, we are in the process of planning our best marathon season ever and celebrating along the way! Whether you ran with us last year or ten years ago, we want to
reconnect with you! As the Co-Chairs of next year’s team, Bobby Banks and I,Nick Giordano, are excited to link our past with our future.

By developing the Boston Marathon’s first ever charity team in 1988, Bobby Banks went where no individual had gone before. And because of each of you Bobby’s vision has transformed from a one year program raising just over $5,000 to a nearly twenty-five year program that has cumulatively raised $15 million.

Does taking part in the 25th year celebration mean you have to run the marathon? If you want to! There will also be many opportunities to get involved if you don't want to lace up your sneakers again.The 2013 season will be your opportunity to reunite with some of your old teammates and reflect on the accomplishments this team has made over these past 25 years. Our goal in 2013 is to involve as many team alumni as possible in
RFR’s season-long celebration of the 2013 Boston Marathon®.

Please join us on Saturday, August 25, 2012 for our 25th Year Anniversary summer kick-off BBQ at the Hopkinton Town Common. Festivities will begin at 2:00 and include live music, great food, etc. Hope to
see you and your family there!

Also, please save the date….Friday, February 8, 2013 for a celebratory dinner. More details to follow. Stay tuned!

Please let us know whether you would like to receive updates regarding our 25th year celebrations and volunteer opportunities, by filling out the information included in this mailing and sending it back to us or by contacting Helen Garity at 617.527-5600 or via email at Unfortunately our contact information records are not as up to date as we would like, so if you have changed your email address since you joined our team, please share this with us.

Sometime in the last 25 years each of you joined the Liver team, and whether it was for one or twenty years, we will always consider you a part of our Liver family. We hope you’ll consider joining us in celebrating our 25th year.

Warm Regards,

Bobby Banks & Nick Giordano
Co-Chairs of the 2013 RFR Team

Upcoming Event


Seaport Hotel
Friday, March 15, 2013
6:00 PM-10:30 PM

On Friday, March 15, 2013, the American Liver Foundation (ALF) New England Division will host a 25th Anniversary Celebration Dinner at the Seaport Hotel to commemorate 25 years of the non-profit’s participation in the Official Charity Program of the Boston Marathon® through its Run for Research program.

Whether you've been a part of the team for one year or multiple years, you are a part of the Run for Research family.  We've sweated, cramped, cried, struggled, endeavored, pushed, persevered and accomplished amazing things together.  The Run for Research program has gone through astonishing transformation over the past 25 years, and it is directly attributed to your love, dedication, inspiration, and perspiration.

This will be a night to remember as we go down memory lane and share what the team has accomplished over the years.

The 25th Year Anniversary Celebration Dinner will be emceed by Sara Underwood, part-time News Anchor at WFXT Fox 25 News, and long-time supporter of ALF New England. Guests of honor will include Mayor Thomas M. Menino, former Mayor Ray Flynn and the Boston Athletic Association.

The event is sponsored by Walgreens, The Fallon Company, Genentech, and Edward G. Sawyer Co., Inc.

Please contact Helen Garity with any questions at 617.527.5600 or

The Seaport Hotel is located at 200 Seaport Blvd, Boston, MA02210, (617) 385-4000.







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