2024 Boston Marathon presented by Bank of America
April 15, 2024
The 2024 Boston Marathon® St. Jude Hero team has been selected and our application is now closed.
Join our World Marathon Major Interest List to be notified when we open our St. Jude Hero registration/application for the event(s) of your choosing! The fundraising efforts of runners like you help ensure families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food - so they can focus on helping their child live.
All members of the 2024 Boston Marathon St. Jude Heroes team are required to raise a minimum of $10,000.
• Complimentary, Guaranteed Race entry
• 1:1 fundraising coaching from local St. Jude representative and Boston St. Jude representative.
• Training program from local Boston Heroes Coach, Stephen Allison.
• Virtual team meetings including a Team Kick-off, Course Preview and Race Weekend Webinar
• Local New England Heroes will also be invited to participate in supported training runs on the Boston Marathon course
• St. Jude Hero team gear
• 3-night race weekend hotel stay
• Team Dinner on Race Weekend
Signs of Calvin's cancer emerged in June 2018 when after a family bike ride, his mom noticed his leg was swollen and he had a bumpon his back.
A CT scan led to a scary diagnosis. Calvin had stage IV rhabdomyosarcoma, a cancer of the soft tissue, with tumor growth in five places: his pelvis,hip, stomach, lung and neck.
As his parents discussed treatment options with their medical team, something one doctor said stood out: “He said, ‘If it was my kid, we'd go to St. Jude,’” said Calvin's mom. “We had no idea what we were up against. No idea. We just knew that this was the best place.”
At St. Jude, Calvin underwent chemotherapy, proton therapy and radiation treatments. Through it all, he showed a lot of determination and channeled his feelings into art. “Calvin is strong-willed,” said his mom. “He fights through the pain, and he's a really happy kid.”
Calvin experienced a recurrence of rhabdomyosarcoma in 2020. He completed relapse treatment and now returns to St. Jude for regular checkups.