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Boston Marathon Cancer Charity Raises More Than $100M

The Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is hoping to raise $6.25M for the 2020 race

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    Boston Marathon Cancer Charity Raises More Than $100M
    Nicolaus Czarnecki/MediaNews Group/Boston Herald via GettyImages, File
    In this April 15, 2019, file photo, runners make their way towards the finish line of the 123rd Boston Marathon.

    Boston Marathon runners participating on behalf of the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute since 1990 have surpassed the $100 million fundraising mark.

    The research center says more than $500,000 has already been raised by runners in next year's race, putting it over the threshold.

    Dana-Farber was one of the first charities allowed to use the Boston Marathon as a fundraiser.

    More than 500 runners are expected to take part in the 2020 race as part of the Dana-Farber Marathon Challenge. They are hoping to raise $6.25 million.

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    One hundred percent of the money raised from the team's Boston Marathon runners supports promising cancer research in its earliest stages.

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