Every year, Never Lose Heart is created to form a team to bring people together. The team was originally started in memory of Ellen Perley, who passed away after receiving care at the North Shore Cancer Center. We make this team to bring everyone together in her memory, but also bring people together who have experienced cancer in their lives. Cancer sucks, it really does, but it can bring everyone together for the walk to celebrate, honor, and remember loved ones who have been affected by it.
On Sunday, June 23, 2019, mothers, fathers, children, grandparents, friends, co-workers, teachers and students will wind their way along the 10K (6.2 mile) WALK route through Salem. For nearly three decades, the North Shore Cancer WALK has brought together a community focused on raising funds for the fight against cancer. To date, we have raised more than $23 million. This year that mission will again be celebrated, as entertainers and supporters along the route lend a festive air to an unforgettable journey, driven by determination and inspired by hope.
Proceeds from the 2019 WALK will be used to provide support to Oncology services on the North Shore Medical Center’s Salem campus as well as for clinical trials, wellness care and other Oncology services at the Mass General/North Shore Cancer Center in Danvers.