Kicking Up Their Heels at the Lahey Health Cancer 5K

When Phyllis Clark was diagnosed with breast cancer in fall 2016, she did two things. First, she had a good cry. Then, she planned a pre-chemo kickoff party — hats and wigs optional.

New Ambulance Bay Honors Loyal Friend Bill Armstrong

Bill Armstrong was renowned for his loyalty, and this extended to his business partnerships, especially with Lahey Health. Over the years, Armstrong witnessed firsthand what it was like to be a patient at LHMC, and he developed confidence in Lahey care.

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Cancer Unites Us All

The annual Lahey Health 5K Cancer Walk & Run, to be held this year on June 24, is far more than a race or a fundraiser for its more than 1,300 participants. It’s a reunion of health care providers and patients, some who do the walk together. It’s a victory lap for those whose treatment is over or a show of determination for others who are still actively fighting cancer.

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Lahey Team at the airport leaving for to Honduras
Donor Dollars Fund Medical Missions

For the past 27 years, volunteers from Lahey Hospital and Medical Center have headed to the Viedma Hospital in Cochabamba, Bolivia, where they spend a week caring for 400 to 500 patients with potentially fatal heart and vascular problems. Public radio and television announce their arrival in this poor South American country with limited medical resources, and sick people travel days to see them.

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Cynthia Gruber, supporter of Lahey Health
The Importance of Knowledge

These are heady times for Cynthia Gruber, a Concord resident who has been a longtime supporter of Lahey Health. She and a filmmaker colleague, Richard Tilkin, produced a documentary about facing death called “Aside From That,” which just won its first award at an international film festival in Houston.

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