Date(s) - 04/18/2022
Four runners will participate in this year’s 126th Boston Marathon in support
of The Angel Fund for ALS Research, a 501 (c)(3) independent charity that benefits ALS
research at the Cecil B. Day Laboratory for Neuromuscular Research at UMass Chan Medical
The four marathoners include:
Russell Becker, running his 11th consecutive Boston Marathon;
Matt Bergin, running his 32nd consecutive Boston Marathon;
Meghan Osterlind, running her 19th consecutive Boston Marathon;
and Niki Tsiotos who is running her first marathon in honor of her uncle George Mazareas.
The Angel Fund team has been raising funds for ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease) research at
UMass Chan Medical School Day Lab under the direction of Dr. Robert H. Brown, Jr., a world-
renowned researcher in the field of ALS.
The Angel Fund is grateful to the four supporters who are running for Team ALS in this
year’s Boston Marathon, They all have an inspirational story as to why
they train and run the 26.2 miles in honor of The Angel Fund for ALS Research. We look
forward to following them as they run the marathon and celebrating their efforts when they cross
the finish line.
The team members have created a fundraising page which enables supporters to donate
and to learn more about the runner and his/her inspiration behind their fundraising efforts. To
donate to the runners and to read their stories, visit the fundraising pages:
You can follow the runners’ progress during and after the Boston Marathon on April 18th , visit the Boston Athletic Association’s webpage at