Inaugural Lace Up for Cancer Walk Set for Saturday, June 10, 2023!

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Kristen Perfetuo
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South Shore Health is excited to announce its inaugural Lace Up for Cancer walk set for Saturday, June 10 at Weymouth High School! This fun-filled community event will help directly support the compassionate patient care offered at the Dana-Farber Brigham Cancer Center in clinical affiliation with South Shore Health. 

“We are thrilled to offer the first-ever South Shore Health Lace Up for Cancer walk,” said Jenn Croes, Executive Director of the Dana-Farber Brigham Cancer Center in clinical affiliation with South Shore Health. “Every dollar raised by participants will help provide our patients with access to exceptional expertise, extraordinary care and resources, as well as the unique collaborations between South Shore Health and our invaluable partnerships with the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Brigham and Women’s Hospital. We encourage the community to join us and experience this meaningful and inspiring day!”

Funds raised benefit lifesaving cancer screenings, education, and prevention initiatives at the Cancer Center. Thousands of local patients count on the Weymouth facility each year for comprehensive and close to-home care.

WCVB-TV Meteorologist Mike Wankum will emcee and kick-off the event held between 7:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m.

Participants will walk a 1.5 mile course passing by the cancer center, South Shore Hospital, and through surrounding neighborhoods. A half-mile option is also available.

Live entertainment, including music, arts and crafts, local ambulance, fire and other various “touch-a-trucks” and several other games and activities for families will add to the fun.

Money raised will help provide world-leading cancer care programs and services to Southeastern Massachusetts communities.

There are many ways to become involved in this inaugural event: create a team, register as an individual, sign up as an event sponsor, or make a donation.

You can also dedicate your walk in memory of or in honor of a loved one. However you participate, you are fighting cancer in YOUR community!

Sign up for Lace Up for Cancer today! Registration is simple and free! Visit

For sponsorship or volunteer opportunities, contact Angela Floro at 781-624-8142 or AFloro [at] (AFloro[at]southshorehealth[dot]org).