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Team BIA-MA to participate in virtual road race

August 16

Region – For the first time in 48 years the Annual New Balance Falmouth Road Race will be run virtually. And the Brain Injury Association of Massachusetts (BIA-MA) is pleased to announce Team BIA-MA will be competing Sunday, Aug. 16.

While this year’s 10 runners will not be able to come together in Woods Hole for this iconic race, Team BIA-MA is excited to be participating in what has become an important annual fundraising and awareness event for the organization.

Team BIA-MA welcomes back four returning runners: Courtney Farrell (Lynnfield, MA) this is her sixth year running for Team BIA-MA and she runs in honor of her sister, Ryan; Katie Eressy (Worcester, MA) who is on her fifth Falmouth run with BIA-MA and runs for her mom, joining for her second year Carly Eressy (Worcester, MA) runs for her mother-in-law. Ten others are joining Team BIA-MA for the first time but are no strangers to the effects of brain injury: Making this a family affair Patrick McNamara (West Boylston, MA) joins sister Katie to run for their mom, as well as cousin Megan Irish (Clinton, MA); Janet McBride-Roy (Milford, MA) has over 30 years of experience as a brain injury professional, serves on BIA-MA’s Annual Conference Committee and shares a personal connection to brain injury through her son; BIA-MA staff member/first-year team captain Lisa Gonzalez (Shrewsbury, MA) has decided to join the field to run in memory of her aunt and in honor of her brother and father; mother/daughter duo Sue Rheaume (Blackstone, MA) and Jennifer Williams (Franklin, MA) are running to honor daughter/sister Ali; and Robyn-Lyn Piermarini (Lancaster, MA) joins us to run with and support her friend Courtney and the Farrell family.

Though the Falmouth Road Race is not intended as a charity race, the “Numbers for Nonprofits” Program allows nonprofits to both fundraise and participate. To support any of the Team BIA-MA runners in the 2020 Falmouth Road Race, please visit the GoFundMe team page. More information can also be found at

BIA-MA is the first and oldest organization in the state to offer support and resources to brain injury survivors and their families. They provide prevention programs, educational trainings and legislative advocacy. Join BIA-MA September 26 for a statewide Cere-Bration Walk. Roll. Run. Home Edition! For more information please visit


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