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Cancer doesn’t go away in a pandemic, and neither does TeamWalk for CancerCare’s commitment to supporting cancer patients in need.
When Lowell General transitioned TeamWalk for CancerCare last April to TeamWalk on participants own terms, hospital officials said they never imagined they would need to do the same for 2021. While the vaccine brings promise, safety is a priority. Therefore, once again TeamWalk can take place on participants’s own turf and time.
When it is safe and participants feel comfortable, they can choose when and where to walk, such as:
· a 3 or 6 mile walk on either the original date of May 23rd or whatever date is best between then and Sept. 1.
· Walk with a friend around the neighborhood
· Walk with your dog on a local trail
· Walk by the home of a cancer patient and wave
· Walk alone anytime.
Last year, hundreds of TeamWalk’s loyal supporters gathered their teams together on their terms, and raised more than $363,000 to support cancer patients in need along the way.
“We’d rather all be together this spring, but last year showed we can still make a big difference in the lives of cancer patients and their families, even when we’re apart,” said Jody White, President and CEO of Lowell General Hospital. “The needs of these families has never been greater than right now, and every dollar raised will go back to the community.”
To learn more about how to join, visit www.teamwalk.org, and follow TeamWalk on Facebook for regular updates and information on TeamWalk related events throughout the year.