Newton-Wellesley Hospital's HopeWalks Event This Sunday

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Newton-Wellesley Hospital is gearing up for its third annual HopeWalks event on Sunday, Sept. 30, 2012.

HopeWalks is a 3.5-mile neighborhood walk to benefit the Integrative Support Services offered at the Vernon Cancer Center. These life-enhancing services for cancer patients optimize healing and comfort throughout treatment. Newton-Wellesley Hospital wants to make these services available to all patients, regardless of their ability to pay. Online registration is now open online.

The HopeWalks route will begin and end at the hospital, and all ages are welcome. Check-in will begin at 9 a.m., opening ceremonies will start at 9:30 a.m., and the walk will begin at 10 a.m.

Walkers and their families will enjoy a hospitality tent, entertainment, food, and prizes given to largest teams and participants who raise the most money.

HopeWalks is a fundraiser, and while there is no minimum donation amount required to participate, it is recommended that each walker raise a minimum of $100. All walkers who raise $500 or more are considered "Super" walkers, and those who raise $1,000 or more are considered "Power" walkers.

For more information, please contact Haillie MacNeill at (617) 243-5915 or hopewalks@partners.org.

The online registration fee is $25 per walker. For those who register by paper or on the day of the event, the registration fee is $35. Children 10 and under are free. All registered walkers will receive a HopeWalks t-shirt. Online registration is available.


About the Vernon Cancer Center

The Joan and James Vernon Cancer Center at Newton-Wellesley Hospital offers patients an entire realm of cancer care, expert and innovative services and advanced treatment options. Our mission is to deliver comprehensive, compassionate care while providing a sense of hope and comfort to patients and their families. Our team provides personalized care in a private and comfortable setting for cancers such as breast, prostate, lung, colorectal and gynecological malignancies. In addition, benign and malignant blood disorders such as anemia, coagulation disorders, lymphoma, myeloma and leukemia are also treated.

Specialists at the Center work in collaboration with the Massachusetts General Hospital Department of Radiation Oncology, New England Hematology/Oncology Associates (NEHOA) and numerous departments at the Hospital to provide for the specific needs of individual patients.


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