Photo by: Jordan Matter
Brian d'Arcy James of Netflix’s series 13 Reasons Why
, Academy Award-winning film Spotlight
, and Tony Award-winning Broadway hit Hamilton
is set to take on the 26.2-mile-long challenge of the 2017 Bank of America Chicago Marathon on October 8th
and raise money to support cancer patients and their loved ones served by the Cancer Support Community
“Like most everyone, my life is touched by cancer. My father Tom James died of cancer at age 50 and my cousin Tom is currently fighting cancer,” said James. “This is why my brother Andrew and I are running the Chicago Marathon under the banner of TEAM TOM
to benefit the Cancer Support Community. What makes CSC so wonderful to me is the wide approach they take to not only support patients who are dealing with diagnoses, but also the friends and family around them who are as well.”
“We were very heartened when Brian and Andrew reached out and said they want to run the Chicago Marathon to benefit the Cancer Support Community in honor of their father and cousin,” said Kim Thiboldeaux, CEO of CSC. “We wish Brian and Andrew the best of luck and we will loudly cheer on TEAM TOM on race day!”
This year is the 40th
anniversary of the Chicago Marathon. Chicago is one of the biggest marathons in the world, attracting tens of thousands of runners to the race to raise money for different charities.
All funds raised by James will benefit the Cancer Support Community!