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2014-07-01 12:26:13

$38.4 Million Raised BOSTON, July 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Participants running on behalf of non-profit organizations raised $38.4 million for charity this year in the 118(th) running of the Boston Marathon. The 2014 figure is a record amount and nearly doubles the $20 million raised in 2013. In this year's race on April 21(st), with an expanded field size of 36,000 registered runners, more than 300 organizations received donations in support of their missions. The majority of...

2014-04-17 12:25:57

Athletes Discuss Kenyan Culture and Training with Elmwood Elementary Students HOPKINTON, Mass., April 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- John Hancock today brought the Boston Marathon defending women's champion Rita Jeptoo, two past champions, and other elite Kenyan athletes, to a pre-marathon rally with nearly 600 students from Hopkinton's Elmwood Elementary School. The rally, part of John Hancock's 'Scholars and Stars' program, gives students an opportunity to meet Kenyan athletes and...

2014-04-16 16:25:55

9 Schools Compete in Second Annual Friendship Sprint Medley Relay BOSTON, April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Boston Marathon principal sponsor John Hancock, in partnership with the Boston Scholar Athletes (BSA) program and the Boston Public Schools, today hosted Scholars & Stars in Boston at the Reggie Lewis Track and Athletic Center. More than 300 students from Boston Public High School track teams participated in the event. After dynamic stretching and core strengthening...

2014-03-20 12:28:18

Banner Designs Include 12 with "We Run Together" Theme and an Honor Banner BOSTON, March 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In a brief program on Boylston Street this morning, Mayor Martin J. Walsh and four-time Boston Marathon Champion Bill Rodgers helped race sponsor John Hancock reveal designs for its 2014 Boston Marathon street banners. Each year, approximately 500 banners are hung in Boston usually a month prior to the race until about a week following the event. Similar to prior...

2014-01-27 12:24:10

- Only one-third of respondents prepare a detailed budget tracking income and spending BOSTON, Jan. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A recent survey of affluent investors by John Hancock found that most (67 percent) do not have much use for household budgeting. Of those who don't budget, only a third think they would be better off financially if they prepared one. Investors cite several reasons for not relying on a household budget. Just under a third say they have a different system...


Word of the Day
barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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