Team TargetCancer Foundation 2021

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Team TargetCancer Foundation had an incredible day at the 125th running of the Boston Marathon®! Congratulations to the four fantastic runners who not only took on the unique challenge of running the only Boston Marathon ever held in October, but who set multiple personal and team records in the process.

Jenny, Ryan, and Samantha all achieved Personal Record (PR) marathon times, and Tyler completed his first in-person marathon on this infamously demanding course.

This year’s team reached another impressive milestone in Team TCF’s seventh year as an official partner of John Hancock in the Marathon Non-Profit Program, raising over $63,000, with donations still coming in! This is the highest amount raised by a TCF team to date, and all of those funds directly and immediately impact our rare cancer research and patient support programs.

We send our sincere gratitude and congratulations to Jenny, Ryan, Samantha, and Tyler, and to all of you who supported them, both throughout their training and with their fundraising achievements.

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You can learn more about each of the team members below:

Our 2021 team featured the return of three previous team members as well as the introduction of a new athlete into our Team TCF community. Each of their lives has been impacted by rare cancer, and each of them are committed to using their Boston Marathon experience to raise awareness of the critical need for funding for rare cancer research and patient support.

We were so pleased to have Jenny return to the team as she takes on the Boston Marathon for a second time wearing TCF green. Jenny ran as a member of Team TCF19, and we have no doubt her dedication, running prowess, and enthusiasm will set her up for personal bests both for her fundraising and finishing time.

Undeterred by the delay forced by covid-19 in 2020, Ryan made 2021 the year he continued the Carey Family tradition of running the Boston Marathon for Team TCF. He followed in the footsteps of his two brothers, Colin and Brendan, but we won’t tell which brother is the fastest.

It was exciting to welcome siblings Samantha and Tyler Reid to the team!

Samantha is a veteran marathoner who ran Boston in 2016 as a member of Team TCF16 with sister Alexandra, and now Tyler has stepped up to complete the Reid family trifecta in his first Boston Marathon. Samantha and Tyler come from a community that is incredibly supportive of TCF and we cannot wait to see how they rally around this pair.

Read more about our team members, the paths that led them to Team TCF, and their goals for the 2021 Boston Marathon on our team GivenGain webpage!

Please join us in supporting our athletes as they train and simultaneously raise funds that reach TargetCancer Foundation in real time, immediately impacting our research and advocacy work.

**Did you know- many companies will match their employees’ charitable donations- ask your HR rep and find out if can double the size of your gift!**

Are you a BAA qualified runner interested in running the 2022 Boston Marathon as a member of Team TargetCancer Foundation? Contact us to learn more.


jh sig black on transparent 1Our sincere thanks to the John Hancock Non-Profit Marathon Program for providing TargetCancer Foundation with Boston Marathon entries. 



Despite the immense challenges they faced, our amazing 2020 team raised over $40,000 for TargetCancer Foundation. Learn more about them here.

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