2023 Champions Fighting Cancer Walk

2023 Champions Fighting Cancer Walk

On Sunday, May 7, thousands of walkers will cross Brockton to battle cancer in the 2023 Champions Fighting Cancer Walk. All proceeds will benefit cancer programs and services at Signature Healthcare as well as the Christyne M. Sullivan Memorial Foundation and its community partners. It is one of the largest charity events in the Metro South area, repeatedly drawing thousands of area residents.

The 4.5-mile walk begins -- rain or shine -- at Brockton High School and finishes at the Greene Cancer Center, on the hospital campus. A water stop at the Central Branch YMCA continues this year, underscoring Signature Healthcare’s partnership with the Old Colony YMCA on health and wellness programs. Those unable to walk the full route can participate in a shorter 1.5-mile walk that begins at City Hall. The Walk is completely staffed and organized by volunteers, reducing administrative costs and allowing more funds to be funneled back into the fight against cancer on a local level. Register and form a team or donate at our Walk website, ChampionsFightingCancerWalk.org.

At the walk finish line, Signature Healthcare will be hosting a health fair for the community, in addition to a family-style BBQ with family activities.

About The Chrystine M. Sullivan Memorial Foundation
In 1994, Chrystine Sullivan, then only 48 years old, was diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer with a prognosis of one year to live. With the support of her husband Bob, and five children, she began her fight with cancer. Chrystine was fortunate. She had excellent health coverage and the financial resources that allowed her to pursue every treatment and option available. Thanks to the support of her family and friends, Chrystine gained five years – five years that allowed her to celebrate her 30th wedding anniversary, see her daughter graduate from nursing school, and her only grandson play in his first baseball game. Still valiantly fighting, Chrystine passed away at Signature Healthcare Brockton Hospital on August 29, 1999 the place where each of her five children were born. Prior to her illness, Chrystine worked diligently as a volunteer to make a difference in the lives of terminally ill children and their families. In honor of Chrystine, her family, her husband Bob, and their children established the Chrystine M. Sullivan Memorial Foundation to provide funding for treatment of cancer patients, medical resources, cancer research, and other support.

About Signature Healthcare
As Southeastern Massachusetts’ premier local provider of safe, quality care, Signature Healthcare offers personalized medical services in a welcoming and medically advanced environment. We are one of the only not-for-profit community-based healthcare delivery systems in the region. Signature Healthcare is comprised of the quality, safe, award-winning Signature Healthcare Brockton Hospital; Signature Medical Group (SMG), a multi-specialty physician group of more than 150 physicians practicing in 16 ambulatory locations representing over 17 different medical specialties; and the Brockton Hospital School of Nursing, the only hospital-based nursing school in Massachusetts. The full range of high-quality primary care, specialty care, hospital care and related ancillary services are provided close to home, at lower costs. Our focus on patient safety is recognized nationally, a testament to the quality care patients experience when visiting our providers. Signature Healthcare is proud to be clinically affiliated with Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Tufts Children’s Hospital, bringing Boston-level, academic medical center care and research to our community.

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