Multiple running bibs in a collage

Thousands of runners. Thousands of reasons to run.

As presenting partner of the 128th Boston Marathon®, Bank of America is proud to highlight this year’s marathoners who are running for more than time. Please join us in supporting these runners and their local, national and global charitable causes.

Cedric running on a track

There is no challenge too big

After losing both his legs in combat, Cedric knows all too well what overcoming adversity means. And after completing several marathons, this year will include the Boston Marathon®. Cedric is running to benefit Achilles International and transform the lives of people with disabilities through athletic programs and social connection.

I lost both my legs in combat. But try telling my heart that.
Therese running in the woods

Better maternity care for all moms

After being medevac’d from her home in remote Alaska, Therese delivered her daughter two months premature. The lifesaving care they received is what inspired Therese to run this year’s Boston Marathon® for Every Mother Counts so all women everywhere have access to quality maternity care.

Runner’s bib that says Improving Maternal Health
Peter and Yusef running

Pushing so we can all marathon

When Peter is not working as a Merrill, Wealth Management Advisor, he’s training for marathons. And at age 71, Peter has completed over 70 marathons pushing rider athletes as a duo team. Next on the list is the Boston Marathon® where Peter will be competing with his teammate Yousef, Special Olympics Massachusetts athlete, to raise money for the organization.

Runner’s bib that says I Push So We Can All Marathon
Philip running

Running to cure childhood cancer

As a 12-year-old diagnosed with cancer, Philip recalls the year he was unable to run and play outside. Now cancer free, he’s running to benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, the same hospital that treated him and continues to treat kids with cancer today – kids hoping to just be kids again.

My marathon is for kids trying to outrun cancer. Just like I did once.

Marathoners making a difference

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