Emmy-winning and Golden Globe-nominated actress Uzo Aduba will run the 119th Boston Marathon on Monday, April 20, as a member of the Dana-Farber Marathon Challenge team to support cancer research at Dana-Farber. Aduba is best known for her role as Suzanne “Crazy Eyes” Warren on the hit Netflix series “Orange Is the New Black.”
Aduba will join more than 500 Dana-Farber Marathon Challenge teammates from across the United States and the world to run the historic route from Hopkinton to Boston, with a goal of raising $5.2 million for the Claudia Adams Barr Program in Innovative Basic Cancer Research at Dana-Farber.
“Running the Boston Marathon has been a lifelong dream, and I am proud to be supporting Dana-Farber as I make this dream come true on April 20,” says Aduba. “As someone who grew up outside of Boston, I’ve always respected Dana-Farber’s ground-breaking work in cancer research. I’m honored to be a member of their team, helping to raise money to further this work so that one day we may all live in a world without cancer.”
This year marks the 26th annual running of the Dana-Farber Marathon Challenge. One hundred percent of the money raised by the Dana-Farber Marathon Challenge team funds Dana-Farber’s Claudia Adams Barr Program in Innovative Basic Cancer Research. For more information, visit www.RunDFMC.org.
Department of Communications, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute