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Special Post-HopeWalks Newton-Wellesley Hospital Walk to Raise Funds to Fight Cancer

  • September 17, 2012
  • By Brittany
Special Post-HopeWalks Newton-Wellesley Hospital Walk to Raise Funds to Fight Cancer

Hey readers!  I love blogging about all things fitness, food and lifestyle but this post is especially important to me.  Earlier this year my younger brother, Andrew, was diagnosed with Stage 2 Colon Cancer.  For someone who is only 27 years old, this is pretty rare.  Luckily he has been under the care of some really great physicians at Vernon Cancer Center at Newton-Wellesley Hospital and he underwent his final chemo treatment last week!

My brother received such great treatment at Vernon Cancer Center not just in terms of his scheduled treatments but also in terms of support to help him get through this difficult time.  Now its our turn to give back and raise money for the hospital so it can continue to help other patients like my brother!  On Saturday September 30, 2012 my family and I will be participating in HopeWalks a 3.5 mile walk to benefit the Vernon Cancer Center and help patients dealing with cancer.  Please support me and my family in our efforts to fundraise for this great cause!  My personal goal is $100 but my team goal is $5,000 so any donations you can make will help.  Visit my donation site to show your support

Thank you to all my wonderful readers!  Fitness is something we do for ourselves to keep our own lives healthy and balanced but sometimes staying fit and active can help other people achieve their balance!  Stay tuned for updates from the walk!


By Brittany, September 17, 2012
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  • Holly
    September 17, 2012

    Well said, Brittany!

  • Catherine "Cathy" Souza
    September 20, 2012

    To Andrew, Liz, Holly, Britney and the rest of your families,
    I wish you all the best! Have a successful “Walk”. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. I personally know what a trying time this is for you all as I am coping with the fact that my 20 year old son Daniel suffered a Grade 4 left frontal lobe ruptured brain aneurysm in May of this year. We have a Motorcycle Run coming up for him this Sunday. Our new mottos are: “One day at a time” and “Slow and steady win the race”.

    Once again, best of luck!!!!

    • Dave Nilson
      September 20, 2012


      Your son will be in our thoughts and prayers on September 30th as our team walks.

      Dave Nilson

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