Wolverton Trains for Jimmy Fund Walk

August 13, 2013
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Linens on the Hill owner Lynne Wolverton, who will participate in the Jimmy Fund Boston Marathon Walk on Sept. 5.

Linens on the Hill owner Lynne Wolverton, who will participate in the Jimmy Fund Boston Marathon Walk on Sept. 5.

Linens on the Hill owner Lynne Wolverton is in serious training mode for the upcoming Jimmy Fund Boston Marathon Walk.

The annual fundraiser began 25 years ago – the same year Lynne opened her shop on Charles Street.  The Jimmy Fund Boston Marathon Walk has generated more than $87 million since its inception.

“This is serious,” Wolverton said. “The Marathon Walk supports cancer research and treatment at Dana Farber.  It has helped thousands of people.”

And it poses a formidable personal challenge for Wolverton as well:  “I have never walked 26 miles, and I have only five weeks remaining before the Sep. 8 event,” she said.

Wolverton and teammate Marty Kane train on the Marathon route itself.  When time allows, they take the T to the Newton/Wellesley line and walk 10 miles from the “firehouse turn” to the Finish Line at Copley Square. “I’ll know the way – I won’t get lost,” she quipped.

To further advance the cause of cancer research and treatment, Wolverton is asking friends and associates to support her walk by making a contribution to Dana Farber Cancer Institute.

For more information, contact Lynne Wolverton at 617-227-1255.

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