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CIGNA Falmouth RR Exceeds $1.4 Million Raised for Charity

Falmouth, Mass. ‰ÛÒ The CIGNA Falmouth
Road Race broke its fund-raising record by more than $100,000 at this year‰Ûªs
37th running, raising $1.41 million for the 68 groups it supports
with its Numbers-for-Nonprofits program.

Each year the race directors provide
guaranteed entries, exempt from the lottery and with an extended deadline and a
discounted entry fee, to selected charities. The charities then offer the
entries to runners, who solicit donations for the non-profit. More than 900
people participated in the program this year. Runners in last year‰Ûªs race raised
$1.3 million and the total for the past seven years is more than $6.2
million.

This year‰Ûªs top fundraiser was
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute of Boston
, with more than $192,000, followed by
Compassionate Care ALS of North Falmouth, which raised $177,000, and Children‰Ûªs
Hospital Boston
at $121,000.

The individual leaders were Elise
Warhaftig of Hingham, who raised $32,000 for the NephCure Foundation, and Robin
Davis of Newton, with $29,000 for Crohn‰Ûªs and Colitis Foundation. The team of
Doug and Patty Oakley of Weymouth and North Falmouth collected more than $38,000
for Compassionate Care ALS of Falmouth and Michelle Silk of Brookline raised
$24,600 for Dana Farber Cancer Institute.

Cape-based non-profits did very well at
this year‰Ûªs race. In addition to Compassionate Care, 20 other local groups
participated in the program, raising more than $287,000. Last year‰Ûªs Cape tally
was just over $240,000. Among the local leaders were Ariana Kerrigan of East
Falmouth and 14-year-old Aoife Callinan of West Falmouth. Callinan, a Falmouth
High School freshman, raised over $3,500 for the Cape Cod Center for Women and
Kerrigan raised $4,300 for the Children‰Ûªs Tumor
Foundation.

The following Cape non-profits were
involved:
300
Committee of Falmouth, AIDS Support Group of Cape Cod, Boys and Girls Club of
Cape Cod, Cape and Island Special Olympics, Cape Cod Center for Women, Cape Cod
Theatre Project, Compassionate Care ALS, Dream Day on Cape Cod, Falmouth
Commodores, Falmouth Community Television, Falmouth Military Support Group,
Falmouth Service Center, Falmouth Veterans Council, Gosnold, Independence House,
Matthew Houlihan Foundation, PAL of Cape Cod, Penikese Island School, Recovery
Without Walls, Wampanoag Home Run and Wings for Falmouth
Families.

           
Other leading groups include Lymphoma Research Foundation, $100,000;
Ronald MacDonald House of Boston, $91,000; Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation,
$63,000;
American
Stroke Association/Teddy’s Team, $56,000; Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, $55,000;
and Joslin Diabetes Center, $50,000.

           
In addition to the money raised by runners, the race made direct
donations of more than $40,000 to local non-profits, sports teams and
athletes.

           
Information about the nonprofit groups in the program is listed on the
web at http://www.falmouthroadrace.com/guaranteed-entries


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