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Salem, MA – Beginning this fall, the North Shore Cancer WALK is joining forces with Mass General Hospital’s Everyday Amazing Race to expand the scope and scale of its fundraising program. The Race, which kicks off on the Esplanade in Boston’s Back Bay, focuses on supporting all of Mass General’s cancer centers including the Mass General/North Shore Cancer Center in Danvers, and will continue to support world class care in this community.
The North Shore Cancer WALK has been held in Salem for more than 30 years, raising funds to support cancer programs and services at Salem Hospital, the former North Shore Cancer Center (NSCC), and more recently, the Mass General/North Shore Cancer Center in Danvers. The opening of the Danvers facility and its consolidation with the NSCC in 2009 marked a major milestone in the partnership between Mass General and Salem Hospital that continues to deepen today.
“In light of our partnership with the Mass General Cancer Center and our shared commitment to this community, it makes sense to combine our fundraising efforts for greater impact,” says Sara Andrews, Senior Vice President for Development at Salem Hospital.
Since 1990, the WALK has raised more than $24 million for new facilities, state-of-the-art equipment, pioneering clinical trials and a host of wellness services for oncology patients. Teams and walkers have come out each June to support the cause as well as cancer survivors and loved ones they have lost.
“While we are sad to see the North Shore Cancer WALK move out of Salem, we are excited about this opportunity to reach even more supporters of exceptional care,” says Andrews.
Annual WALKers are encouraged to join Team North Shore on Sunday, September 18, 2022 for the Everyday Amazing Race on the beautiful Esplanade in Boston. The event includes a 5K Run and 5K WALK. Funds raised and provided by North Shore WALKers and sponsors as part of the Race will continue to benefit the Mass General/North Shore Cancer Center in Danvers as well as regional programs focused on cancer care and research.
“We would like to extend our deepest gratitude to the City of Salem and to each and every WALKer, sponsor, donor and supporter who helped to make the North Shore Cancer WALK a success for 31 years. Together, we raised more than $24 million and created a remarkable legacy that, through this partnership, will continue for years to come,” says Andrews.
Registration for the 2022 event will open in April. For more information about the Everyday Amazing Race, please visit us online.
About Salem Hospital
Salem Hospital is a member of Mass General Brigham, an academic healthcare system founded by Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women’s Hospital that is uniting great minds to make life-changing impact for patients in local communities and around the world. Serving the North Shore community for more than 100 years, Salem Hospital provides innovative medical, surgical and psychiatric care through an array of inpatient, outpatient and virtual settings including Salem Hospital, the Epstein Center for Behavioral Health, North Shore Physicians Group and a medical staff of nearly 700 physicians practicing in a wide range of specialties. For more information, please visit nsmc.partners.org. For information about Mass General Brigham, visit massgeneralbrigham.org.
About Mass General Brigham
Mass General Brigham is an integrated academic health care system, uniting great minds to solve the hardest problems in medicine for our communities and the world. Mass General Brigham connects a full continuum of care across a system of academic medical centers, community and specialty hospitals, a health insurance plan, physician networks, community health centers, home care, and long-term care services. Mass General Brigham is a non-profit organization that is committed to patient care, research, teaching, and service to the community. In addition, Mass General Brigham is one of the nation's leading biomedical research organizations and a principal teaching affiliate of Harvard Medical School.