The Newton-Wellesley Hospital Charitable Foundation will hold its first annual HopeWalks event on Sunday, September 26, 2010. HopeWalks is a 3.5 mile walk to benefit the Integrative Support Services offered at the Vernon Cancer Center. These life-enhancing services for cancer patients optimize healing and comfort throughout treatment. Newton-Wellesley Hospital wants to make these services available to all patients, regardless of their ability to pay.

“We are very excited about HopeWalks and look forward to bringing the community together to benefit the Vernon Cancer Center,” said Joan Archer, Vice President, Development, Newton-Wellesley Hospital Charitable Foundation. “Proceeds from this exciting event will help ensure that we can continue to offer Integrative Support Services to all our cancer patients and their families to assist them in coping with this disease.”

Anyone interested in walking or making a donation to HopeWalks, please go to for more information.