The Mass General Department of Emergency Medicine Avon Walk Volunteers
Since 2004, the Mass General Department of Emergency Medicine has been the medical sponsor of the annual Avon Walk for Breast Cancer in Boston. A devoted team of volunteers contributes an extraordinary amount of time and resources to this popular event, which raises funds for the Avon Foundation for Women.
Participants choose to walk either 26.2 miles or 39.3 miles over two days. Last year, more than 2,500 walkers raised more than $5.8 million for breast cancer research, clinical care, early detection, support services, education and advocacy.
As the Avon Walk Boston Medical Team, the Mass General volunteers begin their work months in advance, organizing and donating all necessary medical supplies and equipment. Throughout the weekend, they provide medical care to the walkers, as well as more than 400 volunteers, treating needs that vary from blisters and cuts to more serious conditions.
With great energy, enthusiasm and skill, the Mass General team has been essential to ensuring the safety and success of the Avon Walk and its thousands of participants.
- James C. Cusack Jr., MD
- Michelle Boutin, Karen Ingwersen and Michael Keamy
- David E. Fisher, MD, PhD
- Pamela Manikas Washek
- Ashley Bonner
- Phyllis McNally
- Mary F. Fay, RN, BSN
- Pennies from Heaven
- Patricia A. Kent, MS, RN, CPNP
- Linda J. Verville Cancer Research Foundation
- Ellen Sigal, PhD
- Mara G. Bloom, JD
- Rose M. Watson
- Jennifer E. D’Alotto, MSW, LCSW
- Ray Gobbi and Robert Kilroy
- Comprehensive Grammar School Kids Cancer Club
- George R. Lillie, RN
- Nancy and Richard Kelleher
- Dell, Inc.
- Steve Beauville
- Sailing Heals
- Nancy Lee Harris, MD
- Estelle Sugarman
- Betty J. Borry Breast Cancer Retreats
- Harrison Strickler
- Chad Juros
- Lazarex Foundation
- Tristan’s Gift of Hope
- Uniting Against Lung Cancer
- Rhonda McGrail
Mass General honors 100 individuals and groups for their diverse contributions to the fight against cancer.
There is strength in numbers and Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center proves this each year. the one hundred is the Cancer Center’s annual fundraiser, honoring 100 individuals and groups whose diligence and discoveries, philanthropy and passion have helped advance the fight against cancer. Funds raised at the gala support research, patient care, education and community outreach programs. Meet the Honorees.