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Each year, you and thousands of people like you make the UMass Cancer Walk and Run a success, because the money you raise supports adult and pediatric cancer research and care, and clinical trials of new potentially lifesaving therapies taking place right here in Central Massachusetts at UMass Medical School.

Show your support today

History

Dottie Manning witnessed firsthand the devastating effects of cancer. First, she and her husband Dan Manning Sr. lost their son Danny to the disease in 1994. More devastating loss followed just two years later, when Dan Sr. lost his battle.

It was then that Dottie and family friend Bob Haynes decided it was time to take a stand. Together, they started a large-scale fundraising event to fight cancer, and in 1999 the walk was born.

Since then, the UMass Cancer Walk and Run has become the largest, one-day, single-location fundraising event in our area. Twenty-two events have taken place and the effect has been tremendous. The bottom line: Supporters like you have raised more than $14 million.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and for the health and safety of everyone, the 22nd annual event held on Sept. 13, 2020, was virtual. See the complete program below.