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Your Impact

2018 marks the 13th anniversary of the Lahey Health 5K Cancer Walk & Run. In the past twelve years, this event has raised an impressive total of $2.4 million to enhance and support cancer services available at Lahey Health locations in Burlington, Peabody, Winchester, Beverly and Gloucester.

Proceeds from the Lahey Health 5K Cancer Walk & Run have a tremendous impact in supporting cancer diagnosis, treatment and recovery in the area. Funds have been used for:

  • The purchase of new equipment for cancer treatment
  • Cancer support groups
  • Blanket warmers for patients undergoing chemotherapy
  • Renovating a family waiting room in Burlington
  • Building a “healing garden” at Lahey Medical Center, Peabody – a place where patients can relax outdoors in the company of fresh flowers

Your Stories

The Lahey Health 5K Cancer Walk & Run provides an opportunity to come together for fun while honoring survivors, remembering loved ones lost, and illustrating we still have farther to go in the fight against cancer.


Ariana Romano

For Ariana Scandone Romano, hitting a punching bag while boxing is a way to relieve stress and muscle tension – like a weight is lifted off her shoulders. For a while, that weight was a heavy one. Ariana is 33 and a breast cancer survivor. Read more...

Frank Flahive

Frank Flahive was a longtime smoker. When signing up for golf, he saw a poster for Lahey Health’s lung cancer screening program. He signed up for that too – and it may have saved his life. Early-stage cancer was found and treated, and now Frank is looking forward to a healthy retirement. Read more...

Betsy Soule

It was November 2011, and Betsy Soule thought she had a case of food poisoning. “Fast forward two months,” Betsy recounts, “and my primary care provider called me into her office to tell me I had colangiocarcinoma – liver cancer of the bile duct.” Her provider made an appointment for her the very next week with Lahey general surgeon Roger Jenkins, MD, and Betsy’s journey began. Read more...


Bruce Drewniany

Bruce Drewniany’s cancer journey has taken him from the depths of despair to the joy of survival. It started in April 2015 when he passed out cold on the living room floor. At his local hospital, tests were performed to identify the cause. Read more...