The MGH Cancer Center Eversource Everyday Amazing Race celebrates the progress made in cancer research and raises money for the work that remains. Money raised through the event – which includes a 5K run, 5K walk and 100-yard kids’ dash – support MGH Cancer Center research into personalized cancer medicine, cancer immunotherapy, the development of early-detection technologies and the delivery of innovative supportive care. This year’s race will take place Sept. 9 along the Charles River Esplanade.

“It’s a chance to feel good about doing something in memory of those we have lost, in honor of those who have survived and for those who haven’t been touched yet but could be one day,” says Brian Sheehan, event co-chair.

Last year, 1,000 runners and walkers participated in the Everyday Amazing Race, which raised more than $130,000 for the MGH Cancer Center.  After crossing the finish line, participants will be treated to a pancake breakfast provided by the Four Seasons Hotel Boston. Billy Costa and Jenny Johnson from NESN’s Dining Playbook will emcee the event and hand out prizes to top fundraisers and race finishers alongside Daniel A. Haber, MD, PhD, director of the MGH Cancer Center.

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