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Many of you know of our annual family tradition of joining hundreds of volunteers and supporters at the NSMC Cancer Walk. It started back in 2008 when our friend and neighbor introduced us to the cause. Our family was personally affected by cancer in 2010 when Venkat’s Dad was diagnosed with lung cancer. He passed away after a brief but courageous battle against the disease. Since then, so many of our family, friends, colleagues and acquaintances have been affected by it. A couple of years back, we came to know that a close family friend who cared for our children when they were little lost her fight with brain cancer. It makes us more passionate about doing all that we can to help with research with the hope that eventually a cure will be found.
Each year we have participated has renewed our enthusiasm – the stories of those who have won the battle with the disease, thanks to recent advances are very inspiring. This year, for the11th time, we will be participating in the North Shore Cancer WALK on Sunday, June 23, 2019 in memory of Venkat’s Dad and for all those we know and also those we don’t who are affected by this disease.
That day, 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.
I hope you will consider a donation to help me reach my fundraising goal, and to help those who are fighting cancer. Donating through this website is simple, fast and secure!
Thank you so much for your support!