HopeWalks Raises $225k for Cancer!
NEWTON-WELLESLEY HOSPITAL’S SEVENTH ANNUAL
HOPEWALKS EVENT RAISES OVER $225,000 FOR THE VERNON CANCER CENTER
The Newton-Wellesley Hospital Charitable Foundation recently held its seventh annual HopeWalks event. It was a huge success- resulting in 650 walkers and more than $225,000 raised to benefit the Integrative Support Services offered at the Vernon Cancer Center. These life-enhancing services for cancer patients optimize healing and comfort throughout treatment. Newton-Wellesley Hospital wants to make these services available to all patients, regardless of their ability to pay.
“Our 7th HopeWalks was such a powerful community event. To see so many people walking in honor of friends and family who have fought or are fighting cancer was truly inspiring,” said Joan Archer, president, Newton-Wellesley Hospital Charitable Foundation. “We are tremendously grateful for the community’s support and that of our corporate sponsors – all of which sends a very strong message of hope to all our cancer patients and their families.”
Shown here: WCVB TV 5 Anchor and Wellesley resident Ed Harding (right) with Newton resident Mark Belsky, MD, Chair of NWH Charitable Foundation (left), and Melody Tortosa, Chair of HopeWalks 2016 accepting her award as a top fundraiser. Melody’s team, Bodies by Melody, raised over $19,000 for the Vernon Cancer Center.