Emerson Hospital 5k Run~Walk for Cancer on May 18 to Benefit Neighbors with Cancer

Exciting New Location - Nara Park Acton!


Registration is now open for this year’s Emerson Hospital 5k Run~Walk for Cancer.  The popular event brings together runners, walkers, and families from all over to support cancer patients who are treated at the Mass General Cancer Center at Emerson Hospital - Bethke. Run~Walk will take place rain or shine at its new location, NARA Park in Acton on Saturday morning, May 18.  The presenting sponsor of Run~Walk is Cambridge Savings Bank.

A one-mile Kids’ Fun Run starts at 8:45 a.m. and is ideal for children ages 5-12.  The 5k Run begins at 9:30 a.m. and follows a beautiful park-like course that takes participants around the park, through a wooded area, gently rolling side streets, back to park grounds to the finish line.  The 5k Walk also begins at 9:30 a.m. and follows the same course. 

The Fun Continues Past the Finish Line! 
Family activities following the race include a brunch provided by Blackbird Café of Acton, tie-dye t-shirts, music, field games, playground and an awards ceremony for the top fundraisers and winners in each category.  These activities are free with registration. Run~Walk sponsors and vendors will also have giveaways for Run~Walk participants and guests. 

Visit www.EmersonHospital.org/5k for event details, to register to run or walk, and make a donation to support cancer care at Emerson. Funds raised provide compassionate care for patients, including acupuncture and massage therapy, coping support, transportation, and more for loved ones and neighbors who are receiving cancer care at Emerson. 

Tribute Wall and Coins for Cancer 
Emerson is proud to display its Run~Walk Tribute Wall, a visual display of the community’s support for friends, neighbors and loved ones who have cancer. Honor a person, celebrate a milestone or a caregiver, or memorialize someone who has passed with a personalized ribbon on the Wall. More information about the Tribute Wall at Emerson is available on the registration site.

In addition, there is a spare change drive, called Coins for Cancer, to benefit Run~Walk.  Drop-off locations include Cambridge Savings Bank, Concord and Emerson Hospital’s North Bridge Café and Naka Infusion Center in Concord.  Arrange other coin drop-offs by calling 978-287-8765.  

In addition to Cambridge Savings Bank’s presenting sponsorship, Emerson is pleased to have Run ~ Walk tribute sponsors: the Patenaude/Fivek Team at Barrett Sotheby’s, Blackbird Cafe and Action Unlimited.  Online registration is available through May 14. Walk-in registrations the day of the event are also welcome! For more information, please call Emerson’s Development Office at 978-287-8765 or email runwalk@emersonhosp.org.