Watertown Athlete to Play Basketball for 24 Hours to Raise Money to Fight Cancer

Jeffrey Herbin will take part in A Shot for Life Gauntlet. Watertown High School basketball player Jeffrey Herbin will be participating in a 24-hour basketball marathon to raise money to fight cancer. Herbin seeks to raise $1,000 towards A Shot for Life’s $100,000 fundraising goal for 2023. He will participate in the the A Shot For Life Gauntlet on Nov. 11 at the Starland Sportsplex in Hanover.

Watertown Resident Who Beat Cancer Taking on Pan Mass Challenge

Cancer survivor Julie Santaniello will ride the Pan Mass Challenge for the first time this year. She joined other PMC riders at Fenway Park recently. (Courtesy of Julie Santaniello). When Julie Santaniello was officially diagnosed with a desmoid tumor in 2017 the Pan Mass Challenge seemed like something far away. Now, years after her last active treatment Santaniello knew it was the right time to conquer the ride.

Watertown Boy Who Beat Cancer to be Featured at Make-A-Wish Gala

Young cancer survivor Noah McManus thanks the Watertown Police, Fire Department and Department of Public Works for putting on a parade outside his home on Friday. A Watertown boy who beat cancer will be featured by Make-A-Wish during an online event. Noah McManus recently received a drive-by parade with vehicles from the Watertown Police, Fire Department and Department of Public Works to celebrate his bill of good health (see details here). Make-A-Wish provided the following announcement about the gala:

Make-A-Wish® Massachusetts and Rhode Island will feature the story of Noah McManus, 3, from Watertown, MA, during the Make-A-Wish® Gala: Heroes for Hope, a live virtual event taking place at 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 10, 2021. Noah, who has undergone chemotherapy for Langerhans cell histiocytosis, wished for a superhero playhouse and his wish was granted through generous community support.

Fundraising Effort Started to Help Watertown High Grad Fight Cancer

A screenshot of the GoFundMe campaign for 1995 Watertown High grad Christine Aragon Lagos. A GoFundMe campaign was started to help a 1995 Watertown High School grad who is undergoing cancer treatments. The campaign for Christine Aragon Lagos, was started by classmate Amanda Holmes, and seeks to raise $10,000. On the campaign page Holmes wrote:

“Christine Aragon Lagos was a classmate of mine at Watertown High School, Class of 1995. Recently, I was informed that Christine has been diagnosed with metastatic cancer (lung, bones, brain).

Mount Auburn Hospital Hosts Event on National Cancer Survivorship Day

The following information was provided by Mount Auburn Hospital:

Mount Auburn Hospital presents: Embracing Survivorship a free event celebrating National Cancer Survivorship Day on Sunday, June 3, 2018. The day will feature keynote speakers Ricardo Wellisch, MD, an internist affiliated with Mount Auburn Hospital and Corinne Zimmerman, Director of Museum Education at the Isabella Stuart Gardner Museum. Dr. Wellisch has been a primary care physician in practice for over twenty years and will speak about “Art is Healing.”

A light lunch will be provided followed by breakout sessions and concluding with a cancer survivor discussion panel. Breakout sessions topics include:

Meditation and Labyrinth Walking
Session One: Chair yoga
Session Two: Gentle floor yoga
Knitting for Health
Reiki & Community Acupuncture (Ear Only)
Mindful Eating
Painting Wellness

WHEN: Sunday, June 3rd, 2018 from 9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

WHERE: Mount Auburn Hospital, 330 Mount Auburn St., Cambridge, MA 02138

COST: This event is free. Registration is required.

Comedy for a Cure Fundraiser in Watertown Raising Money for Cancer Research

A night of comedy, raffles and more will be held in Watertown to raise money for cancer research. Comedy for a Cure will be held on Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018, at the Hibernian Hall, 151 Watertown St., Watertown. Matthew P. Brown will be hosting the comedy show featuring Carolyn Plummer and Artie Januario headlining. Along with the comedy, enjoy raffles, ice cream, light snacks and a cash bar from beginning at 6:30 p.m. The comedy show begins at 7:30 p.m. Raffle prizes include $500 tasting class from Total Wine, signed Red Sox memorabilia, Blue Man Group tickets, and many restaurant gift cards.