Team Walk for Cancer Care

Lowell General Hospital's TeamWalk for CancerCare.

Lowell, MATeamWalk for CancerCare is coming up on May 15, 2011! There are some important updates below about how you can support and/or participate in this year’s event. Let’s help raise funds and awareness for this awesome event.

There’s an easy way to support Lowell General Hospital’s TeamWalk for CancerCare introduces a new way to support TeamWalk. Make a $5 donation by simply texting: TEAM to 27722.

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Modell’s Coupon ~ Receive 15% off your total purchase of regular or sale priced merchandise during the Team Weeks promotion period ~ April 29, 2011 thru May 26, 2011. Please print and bring the coupon.

The Health Information Management (HIM) department has a great way to support TeamWalk with a Raffle Calendar!  Team “Hope Inspiration Miracles” is giving everyone a chance to win one of 24 prizes including gift certificates and services to local places, cash prizes, theme baskets and more!  For $5 (or $10 for 3 calendars) you can win a prize drawn each day starting June 1st through June 24th.  Calendars are available for purchase by cash at the Lowell General Hospital Gift Shop until or online at the TeamWalk website www.lowellgeneral.org/TeamWalk.  Remember, a chance for you to win, is a win for all the patients at the Cancer Center at Lowell General. Thank you for supporting TeamWalk!

On April 26th, The British Beer Company in Westford will be hosting a give back opportunity for TeamWalk. TW will receive 10% of proceeds from all customers between the hours of 4:00-10:00 pm, no special coupon required.

Last year they launched the TeamWalk Schools and Youth Group initiative and with the support of so many young people we raised more than $10,000! Their goal next year is to increase youth participation, provide local youth with opportunities to participate in philanthropic activities, and help make a difference in the lives of cancer patients in the greater Lowell community. For more details, click here.

Tribute Book ~ In celebration of TeamWalk for CancerCare, organizers are putting together a special Tribute Book. This publication will give you the opportunity to pay tribute to a loved one, a friend or a walking team with your message of encouragement, faith, hope, love or remembrance. Please click here for more details.

Order your Team T-shirts ~ Design Your Own Team T-shirt ~ Making a customized t-shirt for the members of your team is a fun and effective way to give your team more visibility, create unity between teammates and show your community that your team is making a difference. When designing your t-shirt remember to be creative, the more unique your shirt is, the more likely your team will wear it year round. Also, chose a bright color and include a picture of the person your team is walking for.  Order your custom Team t-shirts online.

TeamWalk has raised millions of dollars over the years, but last year they did something priceless.  One of their walkers who registered at their annual bone marrow drive with DKMS Americas was a match and gave another in need the gift of life. Please stop by the DKMS table at the Walk this year, to see if you could also be that person. It’s only a simple one page application and two cotton swabs to join the registry and if one is blessed they may someday be a life saving match.

Free Head & Neck Cancer Screening ~ Monday, May 9 from 6:00-8:00 pm. Space is limited and registration is required by May 3, please call 978-937-6393.

The new TW Video has been getting rave reviews. If you haven’t seen it, please check it out ~ Ignite the Light, Inspire Courage, Join TeamWalk! : http://www.youtube.com/lowellgeneralhealth