The race is held in memory of Mary O’Donnell a loving wife and mother who lost her courageous four year battle to ALS on November 1, 2014. She was 51 years old.

Monies raised will support ALS Research at UMass Medical School's Day Lab. The Lab is under the direction of world renowned ALS researcher, Dr. Robert H. Brown, Jr.

About Mary:

Mary Pomer O’Donnell was born in Boston on September 13, 1963, the sixth of twelve children of Frank A. Pomer and Margaret (Flatley) Pomer. Mary was raised in Belmont, MA graduating from Belmont High School in 1981. She received her Bachelor of Science Degree from The College of The Holy Cross in 1985 and her Law Degree from Suffolk University in 1994. On June 9, 1990 she married Bill O’Donnell and they made their home in Melrose MA.

Mary was a homemaker who took great pride in taking care of her family. She was the devoted and loving mother to her five children, Tom, Jim, Matt, Luke and Maria. She enjoyed going to the beach, was a person who enjoyed the simpler things in life and never took anything for granted. She cherished the quiet times with her husband and enjoyed attending all the activities that her children were involved in whether it be school functions or sporting events.


Event details and schedule

Date: August 12th, 2018
Time: 9:00 a.m. (Registration 8:00 a.m.)
Location: Pine Banks Park, Melrose
Distance: 5 kilometers~3.12 miles
Cost: $30 for runners/walkers

Organised by

The Angel Fund for ALS Research

649 main Street, Wakefield

Phone: 781-245-7070