Charlene’s Dog Run in Plymouth Honors Athlete
Volunteers are preparing for a special race at Baker Park Reserve on September 8 to remember Charlene Barron.
“We are honoring the memory of Charlene Barron. She was a nine-time Ironman triathlete, Birkenbiner athlete, Boston Marathon runner and a phenomenal person,” explains Dr. Uzma Samadani, a neurosurgeon who actually operated on Barron after she collapsed while training.
Barron died from a traumatic brain injury, but her family and friends have adopted a never-give-up attitude. For the last three years, they have organized Charlene’s Dog Run to raise money for neurotrauma research.
Dr. Uzma Samadani is one of the researchers working on brain injury research.
“We need to have things where we can measure what’s wrong with your brain, where we can target our treatments appropriately,” said Samadani. “That’s what my lab and other labs are working on. As that comes into view, we hope to improve treatment for brain injury.”
Charlene Barron used to have dogs and run with them too, so dogs and people are invited to be a part of the event on September 8.
To learn more about Charlene’s Dog Run, click here.