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4/26/17: Emerson Hospital 5k Run~Walk for Cancer on June 10

Registration is now open for this year’s Emerson Hospital 5k Run~Walk for Cancer.  The popular event brings together runners, walkers, and families from the 25 towns served by the hospital to support cancer patients who are treated at the Mass General Cancer Center at Emerson Hospital — Bethke. The rain-or-shine event will take place at The Thoreau Club field, 275 Forest Ridge Road in Concord on Saturday morning, June 10.

The 5k Run begins at 9:00 a.m. and follows a beautiful neighborhood course that takes participants through a wooded area, gently rolling side streets, back through the wooded area and down a path to the finish line.  The 5k Walk begins at 9:00 a.m. and follows the same course. A one-mile Kids’ Fun Run starts at 8:30 a.m. and is ideal for children ages 5-12. 

The Fun Doesn’t End at the Finish Line!

An awards ceremony for the top fundraisers and winners in each category, family activities including a full BBQ, music, swimming and more will take place as participants complete the course.

Visit www.EmersonHospital.org/5k for event details, to register to run or walk, and make a donation to support cancer care at Emerson. Funds raised provide compassionate care including acupuncture and massage therapy, educational resources, coping support, transportation and more for loved ones and neighbors who are receiving cancer care at Emerson.

New this year is a Sneaker Tribute Wall, a visual demonstration at Emerson of the community’s togetherness in support of cancer patients. Honor a loved one, friend or colleague, celebrate a milestone or a caregiver or memorialize someone who has passed. More information about the tribute wall is available on the registration site.

This year’s Run ~ Walk presenting sponsor is Cambridge Savings Bank. Tribute sponsors are Barrett Sotheby’s, The Thoreau Club and Wicked Local.  Online registration is available through June 6. Walk-in registrations the day of the event are also welcome! For more information, please call Emerson’s Development Office at 978-287-8765 or email runwalk@emersonhosp.org.

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The Mass General Cancer Center at Emerson Hospital-Bethke brings together experienced cancer specialists, leading-edge technology, and the latest treatment options for patients in Emerson’s service area.  Emerson’s close collaboration with Mass General’s main campus downtown means patients receive world-class cancer care right in their neighborhood. Learn more: http://www.emersonhospital.org/MedServicesAndCenters/Centers/Bethke.aspx.

Emerson Hospital is a multi-site health system headquartered in Concord, Mass., with additional facilities in Sudbury, Groton, and Westford, and an urgent care center in Hudson.  The 179-bed hospital provides advanced medical services to more than 300,000 individuals in 25 towns. For more information about Emerson Hospital visit www.emersonhospital.org.