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MJ resident running to support cancer research

On Aug. 11, Armando Lopez from Mt. Juliet will be running in the 41st annual Falmouth Road Race to help conquer cancer as a member of the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute’s team.  

Lopez, along with more than 200 Dana-Farber teammates from New England and beyond, will run the seven-mile race with a goal to raise $450,000 to support adult and pediatric patient care and cancer research at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. The Dana-Farber team celebrates its 11th year of participation in the Falmouth Road Race official charity program in 2013.

Lopez is a member of “Team Lanzoni,” a group of over 60 people from the 99 Restaurants who have run the Falmouth Road Race to support Dana-Farber for the past seven years. Team Lanzoni runs in memory of their friend and colleague, David Lanzoni, who lost his battle with cancer in 2006. Through the group’s participation from 2006 to 2012, they have raised more than $600,000 for Dana-Farber.

Dana-Farber team members running the Falmouth Road Race must meet a basic fundraising commitment of $1,250. One-hundred-percent of the funds raised go to the Jimmy Fund (, which solely supports Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, raising funds for adult and pediatric patient care and cancer research to improve the chances of survival for cancer patients around the world.

To learn more about running for Dana-Farber or to support a runner, please visit 

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