Take the Lake 5K is a fundraising run, walk and bike around Wakefield's scenic Lake Quannapowitt which is held annually in memory of Janice (Mignosa) Frye.
The New England Community for Cancer Survivorship is proud to partner with the leaders, participants, sponsors and contributors of the event. Working together, we send the message that there is life, hope, and the opportunity to pursue happiness beyond the diagnosis of cancer.
Please join us for this family friendly - walker friendly - runner friendly and now rider friendly event as we celebrate cancer survivorship.
Each Spring, the one hundred celebrates 100 Everyday Amazing individuals and groups at a gala in Boston. Our honorees include caregivers, researchers, philanthropists, advocates and volunteers from around the globe whose commitment to the fight against cancer inspires us all to take action. Honorees are selected through a public nomination process.
Funds raised at the one hundred gala support the Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center, the leader in personalized medicine, early-detection technologies and innovative supportive care. Discoveries made at Mass General benefit cancer patients worldwide.
“Overcoming the Stigma of Mental Illness to Ensure Compassionate Care for Patients and Families”
Featuring a panel of speakers:
Joseph Gold, MD, Chief Medical Officer, McLean Hospital
Lisa Halpern, Director of Recovery Services, Vinfen
Stephen Rosenfeld, President, National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) – Massachusetts
Marylou Sudders, Massachusetts Secretary of Health and Human Services
Bill Knowlton, JD, Partner, Ropes & Gray, and Schwartz Center Board Member
Based on the research about the therapeutic benefits of writing, this weekly, drop-in group is offered to people living with cancer and their loved ones. Emphasis is primarily on support, writing what needs to be written, and finding one’s own unencumbered voice. Structured and unstructured exercises are offered. No previous writing experience is necessary.
In collaboration with Roxbury Multi-Service Center, Facing Cancer Together offers this weekly support group for people living with cancer. In a warm and safe community, we explore together the specific challenges of a cancer diagnosis. Group members offer each other support, connection and the wisdom of experience while traveling the same journey.
In collaboration with Fenway Health, Facing Cancer Together offers this weekly support group for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people living with cancer. In a warm and safe community, we explore together the specific challenges of a cancer diagnosis. Group members offer each other support, connection and the wisdom of experience while traveling the same journey.
We offer weekly support groups for people caring for someone with a cancer diagnosis. In a warm, supportive and safe community, we explore together the challenges of caring for one’s self while caring for a loved one. Topics discussed include coping with multiple life changes, shifting roles and responsibilities, and managing uncertainty.
Being diagnosed with cancer changes one’s life forever. How we think, feel, and cope is unique to each of us. By looking through
each other’s eyes, we can see the ways others have made sense of living with cancer, helping us in turn to better understand our
own experience. Listening can inspire us to reconsider our past, take action in the present, or prepare for challenges in the future.
In this year’s conference, our keynote speakers and panelists will help us to explore what we have learned from living with cancer
and to consider the choices available to us as we move forward.