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UMass Cancer Walk and Run seeking ‘superheroes’ for Oct. 2 event at Polar Park

The 24th annual UMass Cancer Walk and Run will take place on Sunday, Oct. 2, at Polar Park, with all funds raised going to pediatric and adult cancer research at UMass Chan Medical School.

In a new video, UMass Chan Medical School Chancellor Michael F. Collins explains how you can become a “superhero” and help UMass Chan researchers discover the causes and develop the treatments that ultimately cure cancer.

“Throughout the course of its history, thousands upon thousands of ‘superheroes’ from across the region have emerged to lace their sneakers and take part in the walk. This year we honor these superheroes—patients with cancer and their family members, health care providers, researchers, volunteers—and you. By raising money and taking part in the walk, you have the power to save lives,” Chancellor Collins said.

Visit to start a fundraising page, start a team or make a donation.

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