Sixth Annual Event Now Features a First-Time5K Run in Burlington
Burlington, Mass. – April 13, 2011 – Lahey Clinic Medical Center will hold its sixth annual Cancer Walk on Saturday morning, June 4, at two of its locations, Burlington and Peabody, to raise funds to support patient care coordination and access to services.
This year, a 5K run has been added to the Burlington campus location at 41 Mall Road. Lahey Clinic Medical Center, North Shore, will hold its walk at the Northshore Mall in Peabody.
The family-friendly events will feature music, dancing, arts and crafts, educational booths, and stories from cancer survivors. Walkers can form teams by mobilizing family and friends or walk individually. A complimentary continental breakfast at registration and an after-walk/run brunch will be available.
“Whether you run or walk with a team of family, friends or co-workers, you are supporting someone who has faced or is facing cancer,” said Keith E. Stuart, MD, chair of hematology/oncology at Lahey Clinic. “Your generosity helps us continue strengthening our cancer programs, treatments and research offered at Lahey.”
Special cash prizes will be awarded to individuals and teams raising the most funds. A grand prize, awarded at each site, is a trip for two to Orlando, Fla., including round-trip airfare and three nights lodging at the JW Marriott Orlando Grande Lakes.
Lahey cancer services are provided from the Sophia Gordon Cancer Center in Burlington and Peabody, which offers a complete range of diagnostic, medical and surgical specialties to treat cancer patients.
Online registration information is available at www.Lahey.org/CancerWalk, or by calling Lahey’s philanthropy office at 781-744-3333.
About Lahey Clinic Lahey Clinic, a physician-led, nonprofit group practice, is world-renowned for innovative technology, pioneering medical treatment, and leading-edge research. A teaching hospital of Tufts University School of Medicine, the Clinic provides quality health care in every specialty and subspecialty, from primary care to cancer diagnosis and treatment, and for virtually every other specialty need. For more information please visit our Web site at www.lahey.org.