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North Shore Cancer WALK Participant is Flocking for a Cure

A dozen plastic pink flamingos are making their way onto selected front lawns across the city, accompanied by a sign saying, “You got flocked.”

Flamingo Flocking is a national movement created to raise money to fight for breast cancer. Peabody resident Liz Mover is using it as a fun way to spread awareness of the North Shore Cancer Walk in Salem.

“It’s been an awesome way to get the community aware of the walk,” said Mover. It allows people to give a small donation to the cause and “send the flock to the next house.”

On Sunday, June 23, Mover and her 10-member team will participate in the 29th annual North Shore Cancer Walk under their group name “Team Breasties,” supporting a cause that has changed her life.

In February 2018, Mover was diagnosed with breast cancer. After feeling a lump and experiencing pain in her arm,  she went to the Mass General/North Shore Outpatient Center in Danvers, where she received a mammogram, ultrasound and biopsy that same day.

Read the entire Salem news article here:

https://www.salemnews.com/news/local_news/flocking-for-a-cure/article_44331589-0b89-5bc9-9a7c-69650775cedd.html

Merrimac Woman to Participate in 29th North Shore Cancer WALK

A local resident has been battling cancer by putting one foot in front of the other for almost three decades and she is looking forward to doing it all over again during the 29th annual North Shore Cancer WALK on June 23.

The walk began as an internal fundraiser for North Shore Medical Center’s Salem campus but has grown to become a popular public event that raises money for cancer-related services such as clinical trials, wellness care and other oncology services.

Francie Croft works as a respiratory care department manager on the Salem campus and has been involved in every one of the hospital’s North Shore Cancer WALKs.

“This started off as something that was hospital based,” Croft said. “Now, it is a major community force. It is astounding how many people show up to this walk every year. They are walking for different loved ones or family members that have been going through treatment or died from cancer.”

Read entire article in the Newburyport Daily News:

https://www.newburyportnews.com/news/local_news/merrimac-woman-to-participate-in-th-annual-walk/article_7114e268-c567-57f6-86a7-40c7bbfbbe5a.html

North Shore Cancer WALK Names Grand Marshall

The Beverly Citizen announces that MassPay’s Fed Up With Cancer team is named Grand Marshall of 2018 North Shore Cancer WALK

 

In their efforts to continually try new things to promote the North Shore Cancer WALK, the organizers from North Shore Medical Center and the Mass General/North Shore Cancer Center ran a fun social media contest for the first time this year.

Using Facebook, they asked teams participating in the WALK to fundraise their way to be named Grand Marshall of the 2018 WALK, which is taking place at Salem Willows on Sunday, June 24.

The team raising the most money online by end of day on May 28 would be chosen to lead the WALK. After a fun campaign, the winning team was named.

Fed Up With Cancer, which raised $23,700 by the contest deadline, will serve as the Grand Marshall for this year’s WALK.

The team is led by Jason Maxwell, president of MassPay, a payroll and benefits company headquartered in Beverly. Maxwell is also the founder of Fed Up with Cancer and served as the North Shore Cancer WALK chair in 2012.

“Our annual food tasting fundraiser, Fed Up With Cancer, held at Danversport, is how we were able to contribute to the North Shore Cancer WALK,” said Maxwell. “Through sponsorships, ticket sales, silent and live auctions, and other activities, those who supported Fed Up With Cancer are the ones that truly deserve the credit for the donation.”

The Fed Up With Cancer team will be at the starting line on Sunday morning to lead the expected 5,000 walkers on the six-mile walk through historic Salem. Maxwell expects nearly 70 people will be walking on his team, including approximately 18 MassPay employees and several children of family and friends.

Raising awareness and funds to fight cancer is an important cause to Maxwell, having lost his father to the disease when he was a boy and his brother-in-law in 2007. Founding Fed Up With Cancer and holding an annual food tasting event each year to support the North Shore Cancer Center has been his way to do something to help.

Read more: http://beverly.wickedlocal.com/news/20180620/fed-up-with-cancer-team-named-grand-marshall-for-north-shore-cancer-walk

North Shore Cancer WALK Chair is a Bad Ass Chick

Loren Raye of Boston’s Amp 103.3fm featured North Shore Cancer WALK co-chair, Ann Hargraves as her Bad Ass Chick of the Week.

In 2014, Ann was diagnosed with Stage 4 Lymphoma and given two weeks to live. Fast forward to 2018: not only is she in remission, but she’s planning a wedding, raising her children, and has been asked to co-chair the North Shore Cancer WALK. Her desire to join in the walk began while she was getting treatment: she promised herself that if she’s able to walk, she was going to participate. So, six weeks after she wrapped up chemo, she did it. Ann’s raised over $15,000 so far (not including this year!) and she was even the top fundraiser two years in a row. The North Shore Cancer WALK is taking place next weekend and it’s not too late to sign up if you’re interested.

Listen here: https://1033ampradio.radio.com/blogs/loren-raye/lorens-badass-chick-ann-hargraves

North Shore Cancer RUN co-chair Daniella Mammola on Magic 106.7

North Shore Cancer RUN co-chair Daniella Mammola chats with Sue Tabb, host of Exceptional Women and co-host of Morning MAGIC on Magic 106.7 

Daniella Mammola, a busy wife and mother who not only owns two restaurants, but finds the time to volunteer and make a difference in the community. She is an active member of the Mass General/North Shore Cancer Center. Through her volunteer work and dedication, she is making a big difference in the lives of cancer patients and their families. Listen to the interview here. 

Gourmet Gala featured in Danvers Herald

Gourmet Gala: 6-9 p.m., May 20, Acura of Peabody, 233 Andover St., Peabody. Area residents may sample food from local restaurants, including Daniella’s Cafe, Pizza Goddess and Legal Bar C, and participate in an auction to benefit cancer treatment and programs at North Shore Medical Center and the Mass General/North Shore Cancer Center in Danvers. Auction items include memberships to Freedom Boat Club, General Electric’s Luxury Box seating for 20 people at a Red Sox game and a limousine ride and dinner for four guests at Pellana Prime Steakhouse.

North Shore Medical Center thanks WALK participates

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On Sunday, June 28, the 25th anniversary of the North Shore Cancer WALK took place at Salem Willows Park. Despite the heavy rain that day, thousands of walkers came out for this annual celebration of life, hope and courage in honor of all those who have been touched by this disease.  To read the full Letter to the Editor in the Salem News click here.

 

 

Boxford mom pitches in to help others with cancer

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Ann Hargraves shares her story with the Tri-Town Transcript about her own battle with cancer and why she participates in the North Shore Cancer WALK.  To read the full story click here.

Ann’s team was also featured in the Tri-Town Transcript Spotlight Photos. To see photos click here.