T-shirt pickup and registration will take place at Wellesley High School on Saturday afternoon.
One Natick resident highlighted by the event organizer is Leo Gleason, who this year takes part in his 17th walk on the heels of volunteering for the recent Jimmy Fund Telethon.
Cancer has significantly affected Gleason’s life. His oldest sister, Eolva, passed away from cancer when she was 21 and Leo was 12.
Gleason writes on his participant page: “Our family on the Gleason side has lost Numerous members to Cancer. We have lost my father, my sister also. aunts, uncles, cousins, a niece . When I was diagnosed in 2017 the Oncologists at Dana Farber and Brigham and Women’s were shocked at the Number of Members on the Gleason side of the family who have dealt with this dreaded Disease.”
This is the first time in two years the walk returns to the Boston Marathon course.