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Astound Broadband Brings Frozen Treats to the 35th Annual Boston Marathon® Jimmy Fund Walk

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Princeton, N.J. – September 22, 2023 – Astound Broadband powered by RCN, an award-winning provider of high-speed internet, TV, and phone services, is a premier sponsor for the Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk presented by Hyundai, an event that it has been supporting since 2015. Astound will give away frozen treats from the Astound Broadband ice cream truck to those participating in the 35th Annual Jimmy Fund Walk on Sunday, October 1, 2023.

Proceeds from the Jimmy Fund Walk will directly support cancer care and research at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

“The Jimmy Fund Walk is an important fundraising event, one that Astound has supported since 2015, “said Sanford Ames, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Astound Broadband powered by RCN. “Participating in an event like this is just one of many ways Astound provides hands-on support to the communities where we work and live. We’re committed to strengthening the communities we serve.”

The Jimmy Fund Walk will mostly follow the Boston Marathon route with the finish line at 73 Brookline Ave, in front of Fenway Park. Walkers may choose to do a 5K, 10K, half-marathon (13.1miles) or full marathon (26.2miles) or walk virtually in their own community. The Astound Broadband ice cream truck and Astound representatives will be giving away ice cream at the finish line for the duration of the event.

Astound has supported several events for Dana-Farber Cancer Institute this year. In May, Astound celebrated Nurses Week by bringing the ice cream truck to Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston and gave out ice cream to healthcare workers. In June, the Astound Broadband ice cream truck gave away frozen treats at the Jimmy Fund Scooper Bowl at Patriot Place in Foxboro.

Astound Broadband powered by RCN serves the Massachusetts communities of Allston, Arlington, Boston, Brighton, Brookline, Burlington, Charlestown, Dedham, Dorchester, Everett, Framingham, Hyde Park, Lexington, Milton, Natick, Needham, Newton, Peabody, Revere, Roslindale, Somerville, Stoneham, Wakefield, Waltham, Watertown, West Roxbury, and Woburn.

For more information visit astound.com or call 1-800-4-ASTOUND (1.800.427.8686).


About Astound Broadband
Astound Broadband (astound.com) is the sixth largest cable operator in the U.S., providing award-winning high-speed internet, broadband communications solutions, TV, phone services and fiber optic solutions for residential and business customers across the United States. Astound Broadband is comprised of organizations formerly known as RCN, Grande Communications, Wave Broadband, and enTouch. The company services Chicago, Indiana, Eastern Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, New York City, Maryland, Washington, D.C., Texas, regions throughout California, Oregon, and Washington.

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