‘I wear my head shaved pretty proudly,’ UMass Medicine Cancer Walk participant tells NECN

By Jennifer Rosinski

UMass Medical School Communications

September 04, 2014

Charity GrzeleckiCharity Grzelecki, call center manager at UMass Medical School affiliate UHeathSolutions, shaved her head after surpassing her UMass Medicine Cancer Walk fundraising goal of $1,000, according to a report on Charter TV3 Worcester News Tonight and New England Cable News.

“I wear my head shaved pretty proudly knowing that it’s a goal that I set for myself and that I achieved,” said Grzelecki, whose donations now top $1,600. “I know it’s going to a worthy cause. That’s what gets me so motivated.”

Each September, the UMass Medicine Cancer Walk brings thousands of individuals together to celebrate their fundraising success at the UMass Medicine Cancer Center of Excellence. In an effort to combat cancer and improve treatments, passionate individuals, businesses leaders, employees and community organizations form teams to raise funds supporting cancer research and care at the UMass Medicine Cancer Center of Excellence.

Grzelecki is a member of the UHealthSolutions Stompers team, which will participate in the 16th annual cancer walk on Sunday, Sept. 28. UHealthSolutions is a nonprofit affiliate of UMass Medical School that provides administrative support to health care organizations.

“We’re so fortunate to have people such as her be a part of our event,” Beth Whitney, Cancer Walk sponsorship and recruitment manager, said of Grzelecki.

See full coverage here:
NECN: Woman Shaves Head for Cancer Awareness.
Webster Times:
‘Hair doesn’t make a person’ Dudley resident prepares for cancer walk with buzz cut
Telegram & Gazette:
Dudley woman shaves head after raising $1,000 for Worcester cancer walk