Whittier Rehab helps at annual ‘Walk to Cure Cancer’


Westborough – Staff members from Whittier Rehabilitation Hospital in Westborough and family members once again manned the Survivors’ Tent at the 11th Annual Walk to Cure Cancer, held Sept. 13. The volunteers donated items for and filled the give-away bags for each of the over 200 cancer survivors who visited the tent. They also organized the free raffle.

More than 15,000 participants walked the five-mile loop that began and ended at the UMass Medical School Campus/ Donations are expected to raise $1 million.

Founded by the UMass Medical School and the Massachusetts AFL-CIO, Walk to Cure Cancer has raised close to $6 million in its first decade. The money has raised funds for groundbreaking research, clinical trials and the state-of-theart facilities at UMass Medical School in Worcester.

UMass Medical School’s advances in the treatment of a variety of types of cancer have saved lives, renewed hope and energized walk participants.

Donations can still be made. Call 508-856-5520 and specify that the contribution is for the Walk to Cure Cancer or mail a donation to: Walk to Cure Cancer, 333 South St., Room: 13E-495, Shrewsbury, MA 01545. Or log on to www. walktocurecancer.org and click on Make a donation to make a credit card donation.

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