As a result of funds raised at this first time Turkey5 Thanksgiving Day road race, the Wellesley Cancer Prevention Project split race proceeds earmarked for the WCPP which totaled $15,200, with the Integrated Services Program provided by the Vernon Cancer Center at Newton Wellesley Hospital. Their program consists of important support programs during and after treatment delivered by experts dedicated to providing care for cancer patients and helping them to live life as normally as possible despite their cancer diagnosis.
Linda Griffith, President of WCPP, a cancer survivor and patient at the Vernon Cancer Center, said, “We are very pleased that the race was such a success and that we are able to make a substantive donation toVernon Cancer Center. The Wellesley Cancer Prevention Project considers Newton-Wellesley Hospital a valued alliance partner and important local community resource.”
“We are thrilled that Wellesley’s first Turkey Trot was so successful and that the WCPP chose to support the Vernon Cancer Center,” said Patrick Jordan, Interim President, NWH. “This gift will directly benefit patients and their families as well as the dedicated caregivers at the Center.”
More on their services may be found here @ http://www.nwh.org/clinical-centers/vernon-cancer-center/support-services/
Race day photos may be viewed here @ https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10151534098483206.601214.90078548205&type=1
The Wellesley Cancer Prevention Project is proud to be a beneficiary of the first annual Turkey5 which is expected to become a Wellesley Thanksgiving day tradition. Turkey5 includes the ever popular 5 Miler and a 5K option and all cancer survivors run free. It is one of the Run Against Cancer Events produced by RACE, runagainstcancer.org, a Massachusetts non-profit which produces events to raise awareness and funds for charitable projects and organizations.