Salem State student and cancer survivor Kristin Santanello will run her first Boston Marathon

Kristin Santanello of Swampscott, who has been in remission from Acute lymphoblastic leukemia, will run the 26.2 Boston Marathon on Monday, April 18 in support of Massachusetts General Hospital's pediatric oncology team. Kristin will make history as the first all patient ever to run this marathon for the hospital's pediatric oncology team. A sophomore majoring in biomedical science at the university, Kristin has played field hockey and lacrosse.

To learn more of Kristin's story, read staff writer Mike Grenier's article in the Monday, April 11, 2011 edition of the Salem News: http://www.salemnews.com/sports/x300778374/A-HISTORIC-MARATHON

Salem State University wishes Kristin Santanello and all of our other community members running the Boston Marathon the best of luck with the race.