Emerson Hospital 5k Run~Walk for Cancer on May 30 To Benefit Mass General Cancer Center at Emerson Hospital — Bethke


The Emerson Hospital Auxiliary's annual 5k Run~Walk for Cancer brings together runners, walkers, and families from across the 25 communities served by Emerson Hospital to support cancer care at the Mass General Cancer Center at Emerson Hospital — Bethke. The rain-or-shine event will take place at The Thoreau Club field, 275 Forest Ridge Road in Concord on Saturday, May 30, 2015.

The 5k Run begins at 8:30 a.m., the one-mile Kids’ Fun Run at 9:00 a.m., and the 5k Walk at 10:30 a.m.  All follow groomed trails and tree-lined residential streets. Award ceremonies will honor medalists in the 5k Run and the Kids’ Fun Run. The event’s top fundraisers and teams will be recognized in a separate ceremony.  Participants and their guests are invited to remain at The Thoreau Club for a BBQ and family activities including a Tot Trot for children, swimming and sports, craft activities, and an inflatable obstacle course.

Denise Haartz, a 2014 fundraiser and team leader of Aux Rox, the Auxiliary’s Run~Walk team,  feels that the cancer center is a very important community resource, "If I can, in any way, lessen cancer's impact on my family, friends or neighbors, I feel compelled to try.  The Auxiliary’s support of patient-centric programs makes it easy for volunteers like me to make a difference."  Denise is returning as team leader of the 2015 Aux Rox Run~Walk team.

Visit www.EmersonHospital.org/5k for event details, to register to run or walk, and to make a donation to support cancer care at Emerson, your community hospital. Cambridge Savings Bank is the presenting sponsor of this year’s event. Online registration is available until 12:01 a.m. on Thursday, May 28.  Walk-in registrations the day of the event are welcome!


The Mass General Cancer Center at Emerson Hospital-Bethke brings together experienced cancer specialists, leading-edge technology, and the latest treatment options for patients in Emerson’s service area.  Emerson’s close collaboration with Mass General’s main campus downtown means patients receive world-class cancer care right in their neighborhood. Learn more: http://www.emersonhospital.org/MedServicesAndCenters/Centers/Bethke.aspx.

Emerson Hospital is a multi-site health system headquartered in Concord, Mass., with additional facilities in Sudbury, Groton, and Westford.  The 179-bed hospital provides advanced medical services to more than 300,000 individuals in 25 towns. For more information about Emerson Hospital visit www.emersonhospital.org.

The Emerson Hospital Auxiliary supports Emerson through increased community awareness, health-related education, and fundraising initiatives. Over the past decade, the Auxiliary’s fundraising efforts have raised more than $2.5 million  for hospital equipment, facilities, and services.