September 4, 2012

Harrington HealthCare Gears up for Breast Cancer 5K

WEBSTER, Mass. - September 4, 2012 - Harrington HealthCare at Hubbard is gaining momentum on its breast cancer walk, to be held Sunday, Sept. 30 at the Webster campus (340 Thompson Road).

This year will mark the fifth annual event. The walk is meant to raise awareness for breast cancer, breast health and the importance of annual mammograms to the community. In each of the last five years, the event has seen a significant rise in participants. As in years past, the money raised from this year's event will go toward cancer care and breast health support for the Harrington HealthCare System. In addition, a donation will be made to the American Cancer Society Making Strides for Breast Cancer Central Massachusetts Chapter.

Harrington has opted to be a Pink Ribbon Sponsor for the Central Massachusetts Breast Cancer Walk, held in October at Elm Park in Worcester.

The 3.2 mile course on September 30 loops participants around MacGovern Circle, down to Point Breeze Restaurant and around a small Webster lake neighborhood before returning to the campus.

The day will feature raffles and live music by Oldies 98.9 WORC-FM. There will also be a mini health fair for community members to become educated about proper nutrition, wound care and lymphedema.

Participants are encouraged to register online at www.harringtonhospital.org. A $10 registration fee is waived if the participant brings $50 or more in sponsorships on the day of the walk. New to the event this year is an Early Turn in Day: Those who registered are encouraged to come to the Webster campus Friday, Sept. 28 from 1-6 p.m. to hand in their donations and pick up their free t-shirt.

Harrington offers gold standard digital mammography - routine and diagnostic - at its Southbridge, Webster and Charlton locations. Harvard Medical Faculty Physicians from Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) work within Harrington's Diagnostic Imaging Department to provide advanced and comprehensive diagnostic imaging services in Harrington's three main locations, seven days a week.