- Associated Press - Sunday, September 24, 2017

BOSTON (AP) - Talk about Boston Strong: People are planning to pull a jetliner across the tarmac at Logan International Airport to raise money for cancer cures.

The American Cancer Society is hosting Sunday morning’s event, dubbed Pulling for Hope.

Teams of 20 people will compete to move a JetBlue passenger plane 24 feet (7.3 meters) in the quickest time possible.

Participants will include volunteer groups, corporate teams and squads made up of first responders.

Michelle Mastrobattista, of North Weymouth, Massachusetts, says she’s putting her strength to the test against the jetliner in honor of her mother, a registered nurse who died last year of colon cancer.

Organizers say the event will help raise funds for research and clinical trials. It’s the third time the event is being held at Logan.

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