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Community fundraising events raise nearly $870,000

Area fundraisers support UMass Chan Medical School and UMass Memorial

More than 85 fundraising events were organized by members of the Worcester and Central Massachusetts communities in FY2019 to support various programs at UMass Chan Medical School and UMass Memorial Health Care. The funds raised by these events—which included golf tournaments; triathlons; running relays; 5Ks; marathons and fun-walks; car and motorcycle races, and even rubber duck races; karaoke and BBQ competitions; and yoga—totaled nearly $870,000. Community-driven fundraising events like these play a critical role in driving pioneering education, research and patient care, and heightening community awareness of the need for clinical and scientific medical advances.

Areas that benefited substantially from these community-based efforts include:

Breast cancer research and patient care – 16 events raised more than $134,000

Pancreatic cancer research and care – Five events raised more than $111,000

UMass ALS Cellucci Fund, benefiting ALS research – Four events, including the 2019 Boston Marathon, raised more than $125,000

UMass Memorial Children’s Medical Center – 29 events raised almost $285,000 for:

      • The Child Life Program
      • The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
      • Pediatric cancer research and care
      • The Down Syndrome Clinic

Several other events raised nearly $232,000 to support other areas including:

      • Research and care for colorectal cancer
      • The Diabetes Center of Excellence
      • The Transplant Division
      • Neurocritical care research

View a complete list of FY2019 community events here. If you would like to organize a fundraiser to support UMass Chan Medical School and/or UMass Memorial, we can help. Please contact or 508-856-8554.