The UMass Medicine Cancer Walk drew nearly 10,000 people to the UMMS campus on Sunday, Sept. 25, for this inspiring annual event. Walkers included Chancellor Michael F. Collins; School of Medicine Dean Terence R. Flotte, the Celia and Isaac Haidak Professor of Medicine, executive deputy chancellor and provost; University of Massachusetts President Emeritus Jack Wilson; UMass Memorial Health Care CEO John O’Brien; and teams of fundraisers from across the region, all brought together by the common and fervent desire to support cancer research. The fund-raising goal of the 2011 Cancer Walk is $800,000; since its inception 13 years ago, the walk has raised more than $7 million in support of cancer research and care programs at UMass Medical School and UMass Memorial.
Newsmaker: 10,000 walk at UMass Med to fight cancer
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