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.
Unfortunately, personally, my sister, Jeanni, lost her 4-year battle with ovarian cancer this past April and my cousin, Peter Penni, lost his 2-year battle with pancreatic cancer last July. Lenny's sister, Lynda, is currently in treatment for breast cancer. Thankfully, Lenny had successful prostate cancer surgery last June. Great strides have been made in a cure for cancer, but much more needs to be done.
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.
Lenny and I would sincerely appreciate your support.