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Middlesex County (MA) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated
Boston Marathon Fundraiser

Supporting the Community in Every Turn

The Links, Incorporated is an international, not for profit corporation established in 1946.  It is one of the nation’s oldest and largest volunteer service organizations of extraordinary women who are committed to enriching, sustaining and ensuring the culture and economic survival of African Americans and other persons of African ancestry.  Since 1976, the Middlesex County (MA) Chapter has played a vital role in addressing the needs of our community and enriching the lives of those in the suburban Boston community.  As you consider your support for our Marathon Team, we invite you to explore our site to learn more about the work we are doing in the community.


About Our Marathon Campaign

Support the Middlesex County (MA) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated’s Marathon Team running at the 128 th Boston Marathon on Monday, April 15 th , 2024. Proceeds from this fundraiser will help the Middlesex County (MA) Chapter of The Links Incorporated continue its charitable work and programming efforts.


  • Over the past eleven years, we have contributed over 27,000 hours of service to community partners including We Belong, Steppingstone Foundation, and Brookview House; that also comprised creating a computer lab and a children’s library for residents of Brookview House.

  • Our contributions extend beyond service hours to include multifaceted programming for local students of color, including a college readiness component and programming designed to address the educational gap of young women in Kenya. 


  • During COVID-19 we focused on wellness programming, partnering with Boston Medical Center Healthnet for COVID-19 Clinics, and providing Mental Health Awareness programming for youth. This programming was so well received, it is continued today.   

  • We have funded over $310,000 in scholarship support for African American students enrolled in medical school and high school seniors who have enrolled in an accredited college or university.   

With your help, we can do more.  Thanks for your generous support of our runners and our work!

If you would like to make a donation by check, please make the check payable to The Links Foundation and mail to the attention of Middlesex County Chapter of The Links, Inc., Financial Secretary, 42 Pope Road, Acton, MA. 01720. For those using Charitable Donation Accounts, apply Funds to Taxpayer ID 52-1170830.


Meet Our Marathon Team

An incredible athlete is running to raise funds for the Middlesex County (MA) Chapter of The Links Incorporated's programs in the community and scholarships dedicated towards undergraduate students in addition to those who are enrolled in medical school.  Thank you for supporting them!

James Peronel

James Peronel Story

In 2011, my mother passed away, leaving an indelible void in my life. Eager to honor her memory, I instinctively turned to running a marathon as a fitting tribute. In 2013, I embarked on my marathon journey, unaware of the concept of majors. Driven solely by the desire to run for my mother, I stumbled upon a community of fellow runners during my training. Their encouragement ignited a new aspiration within me – the pursuit of the coveted 6 stars. Fueled by their support, I persevered in my running journey, and today, I find myself just one star away from realizing that heartfelt goal.

Running for The Links Charity Organization is not just a physical challenge; its a profound honor
and a meaningful journey. Aligning with the organizations values of friendship, service, and community upliftment, this endeavor becomes a symbol of commitment to my social
responsibility. By running for Links, I have the opportunity to contribute to a legacy of

positive change, supporting initiatives that address the diverse needs of marginalized communities. Its
not just about covering miles; its about weaving ones personal journey into the larger tapestry
of service and making a tangible impact on the lives of those in need. Running for The Links Organization is an opportunity to embody the spirit of philanthropy and be a part of a collective
force dedicated to creating lasting change.


Join me in supporting the Middlesex County Chapter of the Links Benefit, a charity that aims to empower individuals and communities through educational programs and community service initiatives. Your donation will help provide scholarships, mentorship programs, and resources to underserved youth, promoting their academic and personal growth. Together, we can make a difference in their lives and create a brighter future for all. Every contribution counts, no matter how big or small.

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Cristina Alcaide

Cristina Alcaide Story

Hi there!

My name is Cristina and I am passionate about making a positive impact in the world. I have always believed that small actions can lead to big change, which is why I have decided to
fundraise for charity on GivenGain.


By combining my love for helping others with the power of online fundraising, I hope to contribute to causes that are close to my heart. Together, lets make a difference and create a better future for those in need. Join me on this journey and lets make an impact together!

Andre Jones

Andre Jones Story

I’m Andre Jones and I’m 52 years old. I started running because I was overweight (240lbs). I was experiencing severe nosebleeds which led me to go see my doctor. He told me I had high blood pressure and prescribed me medication. I decided not to take the medication and make some lifestyle changes which included running and changing my diet. After about a year of running under my belt, I signed up for my very first race in 2017 the Bronx 10 miler. This was my first time running 10 miles so you can imagine how that turned out. Fast-forward to 2023. Now I’m a healthy (185lbs). I have now completed 13 half marathons and 6 full marathons. New York City marathon I’ve ran two times, Berlin marathon, Tokyo, Chicago, and London. All of these marathons are apart of the Abbott World Major marathons. The 128th Boston Marathon will complete my journey to complete all of the world major marathons. I am extremely excited for the opportunity. See you on the road!!


Thank You Sponsors!

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Marlon Forbes

Marlon Forbes Story

For those who know me, you know I've taken on distance running as somewhat of a reluctant passion, and I'm using running to consistently push and test myself and my limits. It's through running that I've been given the incredible opportunity both both run the 128th Boston Marathon and raise funds for Join me for the Middlesex County Chapter of the Links Benefit, a charity dedicated to empowering and uplifting our community. Through this project, we aim to provide essential resources and support to those in need. Your donation will make a meaningful impact on the lives of individuals and families, helping to improve their overall well-being and create a brighter future. Together, we can make a difference and build a stronger, more inclusive society. I'm asking for your support as I support the Links. 100% of your donation goes to their cause. Please consider donating to this very special cause.

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