About Hope Walks
Hope Walks is a community walk that brings together patients, families, friends and cancer center staff to raise funds for the Mass General Cancer Center at Newton-Wellesley. Because Hope Walks has gone virtual this year, things may look a little different than they have in the past, but the reasons we walk and the patients we are virtually walking for, remain the same.
Funds raised at Hope Walks are directed toward several programs that benefit our cancer patients at the Mass General Cancer Center at Newton-Wellesley. In addition to the advanced treatment we provide, we offer our patients a range of integrative support services—massage, reiki, classes to regain strength and psychosocial counseling to help provide patients and their families with help during this stressful time. Hope Walks funds these, as well as important onsite clinical research underway at Newton-Wellesley.
2019 Hope Walks Facts:
- 10th Anniversary
- New location, Babson College
- Over 500 Walkers
- More than $126,000 raised
Mass General Cancer Center at Newton-Wellesley
Newton-Wellesley Hospital has a longstanding commitment to providing expert, compassionate cancer care to the communities we serve. Offering medical, radiation and surgical oncology services, our team is committed to treating every component of a patient’s wellbeing: physical, emotional and more.
Through our partnership with the Mass General Cancer Center, patients have access to the entire team of Mass General cancer specialists and subspecialists, the latest research and the most advanced technology, ensuring that our patients receive the absolute best chance for their best outcome – while receiving care in a setting that is comfortable and convenient for them.
How will the funds be used?
Funds raised at Hope Walks will benefit the following services at the Mass General Cancer Center at Newton-Wellesley:
- Social work, psychosocial counseling, genetics and nutrition – needed by many of our patients and all in need of additional funding.
- Integrative therapies – including massage, reiki and the popular Strength in Motion class.
- Clinical trials – another layer of treatment that benefits many cancer center patients. The center is now participating in an important Stand Up to Cancer grant funded trial.
- Facility upgrades – such as replacing infusion chairs and creating greater privacy in the infusion area.
- Launching survivorship and other wellness programs –The cancer center currently is piloting a highly regarded 12-week survivorship course called, “Paving the Path to Wellness” to provide survivors with the support they need
Newton-Wellesley Hospital is a full system member of Mass General Brigham, a nonprofit organization that includes academic medical centers Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Serving its community for more than 130 years, NWH provides a wide range of services to its surrounding communities, including medical, surgical, obstetric and gynecological, cardiovascular, emergency, orthopaedic, neonatal, pediatric, hematology/oncology and psychiatric care—with a medical staff of more than 1,000 physicians practicing a full range of specialties. NWH is a major teaching hospital for Tufts University School of Medicine and has established post-graduate training programs for residents of Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women’s Hospital, teaching hospitals of Harvard Medical School.