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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 Chan Medical School.

Show your support today


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.

Best Fundraising Event

T&G's Best of Central Mass 2020 Award

Best Fundraising Event 2020