Here are the results of the race:(Newswire.net -- August 24, 2015) Plymouth, MA -- In its five-year history, the Run for Faith has had some pretty memorable moments—including the inaugural run taking place during Hurricane Irene. The 2015 Run for Faith may have been the most memorable of all as four-time Boston Marathon winner and Olympian Bill Rodgers and two-time Boston Marathon winner and Olympian Geoff Smith. The icing on the cake was an appearance by New Kids on the Block Star Joey McIntyre.“Raising money to help fight ovarian cancer is a cause that’s near and dear to many people’s hearts. And that’s what brought Bill, who is a cancer survivor himself, Geoff and Joey out to support this very worthy cause,” said Matt Romboldi, one of the founders of the race run in memory of his mother, Faith “Marcy” Romboldi, who succumbed to ovarian cancer in 2010.
Adds Romboldi, “These three men could not have been more gracious. Bill and Geoff signed autographs and spoke at length to runners and spectators alike. Joey took pictures with everybody who asked and even posted the ones he took on his own Instagram account. Their giving spirit transcended throughout the entire day and giving really is what this race is all about.”
During its five year history, the Run for Faith has raised more than $20,000 for Dana Farber’s Yawkey Center for Cancer Care. The run has funded two annual scholarships for graduating high school seniors from Plymouth North High School and Plymouth South High School. The Plymouth Public Library and other local non-profits are also the beneficiary of funds raised by the Run for Faith.
“We are very pleased with the turnout for this year’s race, both from the number of runner and the number of families who came out to enjoy the day,” said Romboldi. “We’re so grateful to Bill, Geoff, Joey and everybody who came out to show their support. I know my mother was looking down on the race and smiling.”
The Run for Faith is organized by Run for Faith, Inc., which is 501(c)(3) non-profit organization created to commemorate the special life of Faith “Marcy” Romboldi who gave so much of herself to both individuals and the community. Those would like to contribute to this year’s donation can still do so by visitinghttp://www.runforfaithplymouth.org.
Here is a video of the starting line:
Thank you to everyone who came today to support the cause! Volunteers and participants, you were all inspiring!!! We will post pics and results as they become available. Here is a video of the starting line:
Posted by Run for Faith Plymouth on Sunday, August 23, 2015
What a day @RunForFaith yesterday! Thank you to all who joined us + my friends @GeoffSmith1984 and @joeymcintyre. pic.twitter.com/IUi23ZUofV— Bill Rodgers (@BillRodgersRACE) August 24, 2015