Emerson Hospital 5k Run~Walk for Cancer Care – What does Care mean?

Providing compassionate CARE until there is a CURE

YOU MAKE THE DIFFERENCE. Your participation and support make this possible.

What does Cancer CARE mean to the Run~Walk?

Funding from this 5k provides CARE for our cancer patients in so many ways – financial, therapeutic, connection, nourishment, medical.

So many things in life can cause stress in our lives  – from daily tasks to responsibilities we each have. Sadly, if a person gets a cancer diagnosis, many of those everyday sources of stress don’t go away – they sometimes become all the more stressful or overwhelming.

One of the first things a patient is advised to do is eliminate as much stress as possible so he/she can focus on getting the care they need.

That’s where the Emerson Hospital 5k Run~Walk for Cancer Care can help. The funds raised from this event go to help patients with childcare, transportation to / from appointments, assistance in paying expenses, nutritional support, support groups and social connections & therapeutic support. This way, the patient can focus on what on what they need to do get healthy.




“I am very grateful that my chemotherapy was at the Naka infusion center. The nurses and administrators worked around all the challenges COVID ignited to provide expert, seamless, loving care at every step of my chemotherapy.  To have the expertise of MGH Cancer Center available so close to home makes a huge difference during cancer treatment because traveling is difficult and you often need to return to the center for additional treatment at very short notice.  They saved me from numerous trips to the Emergency Room and made the whole experience of chemotherapy as pleasant as possible.”

M. Cobb, Concord Resident


This year’s event is a hybrid event so provides you the opportunity to be involved even if you can’t make it in person on May 7th!

You choose – walk or run in person on Saturday, May 7th at Nara Park or participate in the Virtual event May 1-15, when you want & where you want!

Register today!



Shop & Support the Scholarship Fund of Concord and Carlisle!

Shop and Support The Scholarship Fund of Concord and Carlisle on April 29th and 30th!


Mark your calendars and make plans to shop and dine locally on April 29th and 30th. With Mother’s Day and graduations approaching, this will be the perfect time to support our local businesses and The Scholarship Fund of Concord and Carlisle.

The fourth annual Shop & Support is a weekend of local shopping and dining promoted by The Scholarship Fund of Concord and Carlisle, the largest source of need-based scholarships for students educated in Concord and Carlisle.

On April 39th and 30th, look for the for the maroon, white and silver ribbons adorning participating businesses throughout Concord. These businesses support The Scholarship Fund. Your support of these businesses will strengthen them and help students in our community achieve their dreams of post-secondary education.



Plan to shop at these businesses & check them out on Instagram!

Albright Art Supply @albrightartsupply

Artisan’s Way @artisansway

Barrow Bookstore @barrowbookstore

Belle on Heels @belle_on_heels

Brine Sporting Goods @brinesportinggoods

The Cheese Shop @concordcheese

Comina @comina.inc

The Concord Bookshop @concordbookshop

Concord Firefly @concord_firefly33

Concord Flower Shop @concordflowers

Concord Optical @concordoptical

Concord Outfitters @concordoutfitters

Concord Teacakes @concordteacakes

The Concord Toy Box #theconcordtoybox

Debra’s Natural Gourmet @debrasnaturalgourmet


Fairbank & Perry Goldsmiths @fairbankandperry

Fiorella’s @fiorellascucina

Frame-ables @frameables

Grasshopper Shop of Concord @grasshopperconcord

Graem Nuts and Chocolate @graemroasters

JMcLaughlin @jmclaughlin

juju @jujuconcord

Loveday @lovedaylifestyle

Nesting @nestingconcord

Nosh by Concord Market

Patina Green @patinagreenshop

Sara Campbell @saracampbellltd

Reasons to be Cheerful @cheerfulreasons

Revolutionary Concord @revolutionaryconcord

Vanderhoof Hardware @vanderhoof_hardware_co

West Concord Wine & Spirits @westconcordwine


Since 1966, The Scholarship Fund of Concord and Carlisle has supported more than 1,400 students from the Concord and Carlisle communities. For more information on The Scholarship Fund of Concord and Carlisle, please visit our website: www.thescholarshipfundofcc.org


Emerson 5K Run~Walk: The GOOD you can do when you take 7,500 steps towards helping with care for cancer patients

Did you know that 5K is just 7,500 steps or 3.1 miles?

Did you know you can get your steps in, get some fresh air, be a part of the community and give to a great cause all by registering for the Emerson Hospital 5k Run~Walk for Cancer Care?



1. Participate in the Run~Walk Virtually or In-Person!

Register Now! 

2. Ask your friends, family, relatives, and co-workers to sponsor you. Start a fundraiser on your own or as a team!

Start Your Fundraiser Today! 

3. Donate TODAY!

Find and Donate to a 5k Fundraiser! 


You Choose How You Complete the Run~Walk:

Virtually or In-Person

5k Run~Walk for Cancer Care In-Person at the timed event on Saturday, May 7 at 8:00 AM at NARA Park, Acton

It’s been years since we’ve celebrated a Run~Walk together. Join us as we welcome you back to NARA Park and enjoy a post-race breakfast courtesy of Tribute Sponsor and locally-owned Blackbird Cafe. Meet other participants and mingle with our generous sponsors.

8:00 AM – Registration Opens

9:00 AM – Kids Fun Run (1 Mile)

9:30 AM – 5k Run~Walk

10:00 AM – Family Fun (Food & Music)

10:30 AM – Awards Presentation


Can’t make it in person on May 7th? No problem – this years Emerson Run~Walk is a hybrid event which means you can run or walk the 5K any time between May 1-15, where you want and even with your dogs!



Register your dogs to do Virtual Run~Walk so they, too, can be a part of giving back!



5k Run~Walk for Cancer Care Virtual Event runs May 1-15, 2022

Run~Walk your 5k anytime, anywhere you choose between May 1 and May 15! This is your chance to schedule your fitness around your time and the weather!

By participating in the Run~Walk, you help patients receiving compassionate care until there is a cure.

Acupuncture Therapy * Massage Therapy * Educational Resources * Nutritional Strategies * Coping Support Groups * Transportation Services * Financial Assistance and More