Shelton woman runs for cancer research in Boston Marathon

Lydia Segui of Shelton will run to conquer cancer as a member of the Dana-Farber Marathon Challenge team in the 119th Boston Marathon on April 20.

Segui will join nearly 575 teammates to try to raise $5.2 million for cancer research at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

All money raised by the Dana-Farber Marathon Challenge team will fund the institute’s Barr Program in innovative basic cancer research, which supports uniquely promising science research in its earliest stages.

Since its inception in 1990, the Dana-Farber Marathon Challenge has raised more than $69 million for the Barr Program.

Provides support and guidance

The Dana-Farber Marathon Challenge organization offers its members extensive fund-raising support, training guidance, and team training runs, plus volunteer opportunities for non-runners.

Team members include cancer survivors and patients, and family and friends of those who have been affected by cancer. Runners of all abilities participate.

Each Dana-Farber runner commits to raising at least $3,500 to participate in the Boston Marathon. Learn more about how to help at