126th Boston Marathon raises $35.6 million for area nonprofits
BOSTON — The Boston Athletic Association (BAA) announced that $35.6 million was raised for more than 200 nonprofit organizations during this year’s 126th Boston Marathon on Monday, April 18. Official BAA Charity Program and the John Hancock Nonprofit Program have combined to raise more than $460 million since the Boston Marathon charity program was established in 1989.
The $35.6 million raised this year includes donations raised through the BAA’s official charity program, the non-profit John Hancock program and other qualified and invitational runners. A total of 2,566 participants ran as fundraising athletes in the 126th Boston Marathon. More details can be found on the Boston Marathon fundraising page through GivenGain.
“The Greater Boston nonprofit community is resilient, and as a nonprofit itself, the BAA takes great pride in being a catalyst for more than 200 charities to raise much-needed funds to support of their missions,” said Nicole Juri. , the director of development of the BAA. “Returning to the full size of our land and the traditional date of Patriots Day has allowed our nonprofit partners at raising even bigger funds for a variety of meaningful causes.
“It’s exceptional to see the funds raised by participants in this year’s Boston Marathon, all for non-profit organizations that are a driving force in our community and have personal meaning for so many,” said Marianne Harrison, President and CEO of John Hancock. “We are committed to improving lives by promoting sustainable health and well-being, and we are grateful to help make this mission a reality through the non-profit John Hancock program. Thank you to everyone who worked so hard to make this year’s race so inspiring and impactful.
Earlier this year, the BAA and John Hancock hosted the first-ever Boston Marathon Giving Day, which generated more than $1.1 million in donations over a 24-hour period to the 200 nonprofit programs affiliated with the Boston Marathon. 126th Boston Marathon. Boston Marathon Giving Day was the second-highest day for donations to running-related nonprofits, behind 2018’s #GivingTuesday.
The BAA each year provides nonprofit organizations associated with the BAA’s official charity program and the John Hancock nonprofit program with invitational entries to the Boston Marathon. Each nonprofit organization directly manages its own application process, athlete selection, and fundraising minimums, deadlines, and requirements.
The 126th Boston Marathon marked the first Patriot Day race since 2019 and featured a 98.4% finish rate, with 24,918 athletes from 111 different countries and all 50 states won their unicorn medals.
The BAA will notify nonprofit organizations that have been selected to participate in the 127th Boston Marathon as part of the BAA’s official charity program in the summer of 2022. More information can be found on the Official BAA Charity Program and the John Hancock Nonprofit Program.
The next BAA event is the BAA 10K presented by Brigham and Women’s Hospital on Sunday, June 26. Athletes can Register online and compete against Boston Marathon champions and Olympians. Media interested in covering the BAA 10K 2022 can request credentials here.
ABOUT THE BOSTON ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION (BAA)
Founded in 1887, the Boston Athletic Association is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to promote a healthy lifestyle through sport, especially running. The BAA manages the Boston Marathon, and supports comprehensive, youth and year-round charity programs. The Boston Marathon is part of the Abbott World Marathon Majors, as well as international marathons in Tokyo, London, Berlin, Chicago and New York. Since 1986, the main sponsor of the Boston Marathon has been John Hancock. The 127th Boston Marathon is scheduled to take place on Monday, April 17, 2023. For more information on the BAA, please visit www.baa.org.
ABOUT JOHN HANCOCK AND MANULIFE
John Hancock is a unit of Manulife Financial Corporation, a leading international financial services provider that helps people make decisions easier and live better lives by providing financial advice, insurance, and wealth management and investment solutions. ‘assets. Manulife Financial Corporation trades as MFC on the TSX, NYSE and PSE, and as 945 on the SEHK. Manulife can be found at manulife.com.
One of the largest life insurers in the United States, John Hancock supports more than ten million Americans with a wide range of financial products, including life insurance and annuities. John Hancock also supports US investors by providing investment capabilities and expertise in retirement planning and administration to individuals and institutions. Additional information about John Hancock can be found at johnhancock.com.