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10th Annual Memorial Run for ALS

The 10th annual Memorial Run for ALS will be held at The Gunnery on Saturday, May 26 to benefit The Angel Fund for ALS Research, an independent, non-profit charity dedicated to supporting ALS investigations at the Cecil B. Day Laboratory for Neuromuscular Research at UMass Medical Center.
The lives of several members of The Gunnery community have been touched by ALS over the years, directly and indirectly, and the event has been generously and consistently supported by faculty, students, their families, alumni and the community. Gunnery students also design the logo for the race t-shirt each year.

“Our goal has never been focused around fundraising. It’s about awareness and participation. We wanted to get the whole community involved and let people know ALS is out there,” said Assistant Head of School Seth Low, who organizes the race with his wife, Anne, a math teacher at Washington Montessori School.

The couple said the race is a celebration of community and an acknowledgment that “we are part of something bigger than ourselves.” Participants have completed the three-mile course in 32-degree rain and 90-degree heat but, as Anne Low noted, “Somehow there’s always a rainbow on this day.”

This year’s Memorial Run for ALS begins at 4 p.m. on the quad. Registration is $10 per person. Participants may run or walk the course, which is about three miles. T-Shirts and a BBQ dinner will be provided for all registered participants. Click here to register.

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Founded in 1850 by abolitionist, educator, and outdoorsman Frederick Gunn, The Gunnery is a coeducational college preparatory boarding and day school for students in grades 9 through 12/post-graduate. Dedicated teacher-mentor-coaches challenge students to reach their full potential in a home-like setting where character and citizenship are valued as much as intellect and achievement. Individualized attention and high expectations help young learners develop not only the skills and confidence they will need in college, but also the moral compass and love of learning that will serve them well in life. The school attracts ambitious, academically curious students who will both shine as unique individuals and thrive as contributing members of a deeply connected community. By the time they graduate, Gunnery students have become well rounded, grounded young adults with a sharpened sense of who they are and who they want to become.