The story of Wellesley resident Carol Chaoui is hard to resist for news outlets and anyone who hears about her: The mother of four and very legit runner is prepping for this year’s Boston Marathon while battling stage four breast and thyroid cancers.
Runner’s World showed her some love earlier this month, and tonight CBS Boston news ran a segment on Chaoui’s efforts, which includes trying to raise $65,000 in funds for metastatic breast cancer research through Dana-Farber. Chaoui’s husband Amin, who is also running the race, is raising the funds with her.
(UPDATE: 3.31.16 — Boston Magazine has glommed onto this story too now)
The film crews showed up at the Chaoui’s home the day after St. Patrick’s Day to catch Carol and dozens of green-clad friends as they ran through the streets of Wellesley for a regular trot designed to help locals get off their couches and run 5K road races (I had the honor of being the token male to run with the group that day, not realizing I was stumbling into a full-fledged media event too).
Chaoui is well known throughout the local running community, as she also spearheads the annual Wellesley Turkey Trot, which has contributed tens thousands of dollars to area causes.