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Boston Marathoner Runs for NAAR

Woburn resident Peter Hanson Raises Over $9,000 for Autism Research at Boston Marathon
April 23, 2007

Peter Hanson is a man chasing down the answers to autism.

For the second consecutive year, Peter Hanson, of Woburn, MA., has run the Boston Marathon in honor of his son, Conor, who has autism, and raised thousands for the National Alliance for Autism Research (NAAR).

This year, Peter raised a total of $9,079!

"I'd like to thank all my friends and family for their support and another great year," said Peter, who raised more than $8,000 last year for NAAR with his run in the Boston Marathon.

Woburn, MA resident Peter Hanson, during the 107th running of the Boston Marathon, running in honor of his son, Conor, who has autism. Peter raised more than $9,000 for NAAR running in this year's marathon.

NAAR deeply thanks both Peter and all of his supporters for their tremendous support. Peter is currently recruiting additional marathon runners to help him support autism research even more next year!

NAAR supporter Peter Hanson (center with yellow Nike shirt) and his finish line faithful followers shortly after the 107th Boston Marathon. His efforts raised over $9,000 for NAAR.

(from left) Bob Brown, vice president of Northern Bank & Trust; Ashley Hanson, Peter's daughter; Conor Hanson, Peter's son; Mary Hanson, Peter's wife; the man himself - Peter Hanson; and James Maunn, president of Northern Bank & Trust, present $9,070 Peter raised for NAAR by running in the 107th Boston Marathon.