Beatrice and Benedict, by Berlioz, a production of BU's Opera Institute and Chamber Orchestra, Thursday, April 19 to Sunday, April 22, at the BU Theatre

Vol. IV No. 30   ·   13 April 2001 


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Why I'm running
Countdown to the 105th Boston Marathon -- Monday, April 16, 2001

For quite a while I've thought about running in a major road race such as the Boston Marathon. I felt that completing such a feat would be a self-gratifying experience, both from a physical and an emotional standpoint. But I just didn't have the drive to complete the goal -- until now.

I recently decided that if I could run on behalf of a good cause, it would not only give me the inspiration to train for the race, but also motivate me along the way. I could focus on the many less fortunate individuals who have been afflicted by a life-threatening disease such as cancer.

Therefore, I have decided to run this year's Boston Marathon for the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, one of the premier cancer centers in the world.

-- Sheldon Itzkowitz, assistant clinical professor in periodontology and oral biology, department of general dentistry, Boston University Goldman School of Dental Medicine


13 April 2001
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