Lollipop Sales Support Cancer Walk

David and Kristin Sullivan
David and Kristin Sullivan

Westford resident Kristin Sullivan has been selling lollipops for four years now. But these aren't your run-of-the-mill pops - these lollipops tell a story. They tell the sweet story of how when people come together for a good cause, they can accomplish great things. Like raising $25,000 for Lowell General's TeamWalk for CancerCare. The annual fundraiser, which will celebrate its 15th year on May 18th, supports patients and their families while they are undergoing cancer treatment.

Kristin knows first hand the importance of having a world class center so close to home. Her dad, David Sullivan, underwent treatment for kidney cancer at the Cancer Center and now, 5 years later, is doing remarkably well. And that’s how “Team Lollipops” came to be.

"It made me realize how important this is," said Sullivan. "Every person on our team has a reason to walk."

Kristin's mom, , Elizabeth Sullivan, helps out as well with an annual bake sale that will be held at their home at 411 Groton Rd on April 26th and 27th. Team Lollipops has already raised $6,000 this year alone. And all that money will go to TeamWalk. TeamWalk funds make a difference in the lives of today’s cancer patients by paying for medications, nutritional supplements, wigs and prostheses, support groups, skilled nursing visits, transportation, mini-grants, and supportive services to patients of all cancer types. Funds raised enable Lowell General Hospital to provide assistance, support, and services to help people feel better, build confidence and instill hope throughout their battle with cancer.

Last year, with the help of our generous corporate partners and more than 5,000 walkers, TeamWalk raised $920,000 to support the Cancer Center's services for patients and their families. Since its inception in 2000, TeamWalk has raised more than seven million dollars to help over 20,000 patients.

To sign up to walk, volunteer or donate, visit www.teamwalk.org

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