WORCESTER – The 25th Annual UMass Cancer Walk takes place Sunday, Sept. 24, with over $500,000 already pledged. All donations go directly to pediatric and adult cancer research and clinical trials for potentially lifesaving therapies at UMass Chan Medical School.
The event begins at Polar Park at 8 AM. To form a team or donate, visit the UMass Cancer Walk website.
The UMass Cancer Walk began in 1999 and has become the largest one-day, single-location fundraising event in the Central Massachusetts area. The fundraising goal is $800,000 for this year.
One team, the Doyle Dashers (pictured above), walks in honor of Kevin Doyle, who has been diagnosed with five types of cancer, and is currently battling basal cell carcinoma and prostate cancer. The Doyle family has raise $87,000 since 2017.
Image Courtesy of UMass Chan Medical School