Lowell – TeamWalk for CancerCare was held this past Saturday in Lowell. With smiles, sneakers and inspiring stories, 5,000 cancer survivors, walkers, supporters, sponsors and volunteers celebrated the 12th annual TeamWalk for CancerCare. A record-breaking $854,126 was raised by the event.

TeamWalk funds make a difference in the lives of Lowell General Hospital cancer patients by paying for medications, nutritional supplements, wigs and prostheses, support groups, skilled nursing visits, transportation, mini-grants and other supportive services to patients of all cancer types. Funds enable Lowell General to provide assistance, support, and services to help people feel better, build confidence and instill hope throughout the cancer journey.

Donations to TeamWalk 2011 can still be made. Visit LGH online at www.lowellgeneral.org/TeamWalk, or send your check payable to TeamWalk for CancerCare, Lowell General Hospital, 295 Varnum Avenue, Lowell, MA 01854. You may also donate $5 through mobile fundraising. “Text to Donate” by texting TEAM to 27722 through your wireless carrier.

Organizers want to recognize all the members of this year’s inaugural TW5K CLUB. Each of these individual raised $5,000 or more for TeamWalk:

Julie Arloro-Mehta ~ Team Nick
Kevin Campbell ~ Team JoMama
Sue Fauvel ~ Team Riverside
Bob Morrissette ~ Ready ‘cette’ Go
Roger Morrissette ~ Pepere’s Pals
Lisa Stylos ~ Team Boo Bee Bash
Nancy Thompson ~ Ray of Hope
Jim Boenis ~ Team Smile
Matt Vieira ~ Friends Who Care Association
David Brown ~ Pepere’s Pals
Michael Dubuque ~ Team Impact

All members of the TW5K CLUB received a special watch and jacket and were also entered into a raffle to win a 7 day cruise to Bermuda on Norwegian Cruise Line. The lucky winner was Mike Dubuque ~ Congratulations and Bon Voyage!