Fernando Braz, Dave Gravel, Cathy Gravel and Jeannie Hallinan are going the distance to show their support for a friend.
Fernando and Dave will be running the Philadelphia Marathon and Jeannie and Cathy will be running the Philadelphia Half Marathon on Nov. 20 to honor Eric Buckley, who has been undergoing treatment for non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma for the past several years.
Eric, the vice principal of Peabody Veterans Memorial High School and an avid runner himself, has shown strength and courage throughout his treatments and is an inspiration to the four runners. The group is dedicating their run to “Buck’s Battle” and will be selling raffle tickets and collecting donations to raise money in support of Eric and his family.
An event will be held on Nov. 26, the weekend following the races, to draw the winner of the 50/50 raffle. To purchase raffle tickets, contact Jeannie Hallinan at 978-977-9689.