Uzo Aduba will be running the Boston Marathon, from start to the finish line to raise money for cancer research, The Huffington Post reports.
Although the “The Orange is the New Black” star, is getting a lot of media buzz regarding her plans to run in the Boston Marathon, this is actually not her first participation in one. The star actress ran her first marathon two years ago in New York City, also in support of cancer research.
“When I ran New York, there were four people in my life — one had passed, and three were battling cancer,” Aduba said. “Now, today, there’s only one still fighting.”
On Tuesday, Aduba released a video and announced that she will be participating in the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute’s marathon challenge and asked for sponsors to support her in her April 20 run. She has raised about $4,000 toward her Boston Marathon bid, according to media reports.
“I can’t believe I’m going from the seat of spectator to the place of participant,” said Aduba, a native of Massachusetts who grew up watching the Boston Marathon.
“Marathon Monday, that’s what we call it,” she said. “It’s such a great tradition that we all love and are so proud to have in our city.”