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Lahey Health Partners with the Lowell Spinners to Honor Cancer Survivors and Bring Wellness to the Community

July 13, 2015

Lahey Health is the official health and wellness partner to the Lowell Spinners for the 2015 season

BURLINGTON, MA
– Lahey Health is proud to be the official 2015 health and wellness partner of the Lowell Spinners, the Class A affiliate of the Boston Red Sox. Throughout the season Lahey Health will be at the stadium highlighting healthy living and hosting events for cancer awareness. On July 17, Lahey Health’s first annual Lahey Health Cancer Awareness Night will take place at LeLacheur Park during the Spinners’ game against the Connecticut Tigers.

Cancer Awareness Night will help honor those who have, and continue to, fight the disease. Lowell Spinners’ players will wear limited edition Lahey Health branded jerseys during the game which later will be signed and auctioned off with proceeds going to the Lahey Health Cancer Institute. In addition, the first 1,000 fans in attendance will receive a complimentary Spinners shirt designed by Lahey Health. Other amenities include healthy food options at the concession stands, and fireworks following the game.

“We’re thrilled to partner with the Lowell Spinners as the team’s official health and wellness partner. We have fun and rewarding things planned throughout the season and we’re excited to make this year special for all of the fans,” said Lahey Health’s Chief Medical Officer, Richard W. Nesto, MD. “The Cancer Awareness Night is an exciting date. It will provide all of us an opportunity to come together to honor survivors, remember loved ones lost, and remind ourselves how far we still have to go in the fight against cancer. The funds we raise will truly make a difference in so many peoples’ lives.” “

What: Lahey Health Cancer Awareness night
Lowell Spinners v. Connecticut Tigers

When: Friday July 17, 2015
Doors open: 6:00 p.m.
First pitch: 7:05 p.m.

Where: LeLacheur Park
450 Aiken St
Lowell, MA 01854

In addition to Cancer Awareness Night, Lahey Health is the exclusive sponsor to the Lowell Spinners’ “No Tobacco” initiative and the “Get Fit at LeLacheur Park” initiative which entails a tobacco free park, a healthy menu options and signage with specific fitness facts around the stadium. Lahey Health will also be providing intake screenings for our low-dose CT lung scans at the park at several games throughout the season. Each of the initiatives that Lahey Health is sponsoring are directed toward specific health disparity issues affecting the community members of Lowell and surrounding towns.

“We are honored to have Lahey Health be our official health and wellness partner. Almost everyone in our community has been touched by cancer in some way and this partnership is a wonderful family and community initiative for such an important cause,” said Tim Bawmann, President of the Lowell Spinners. “Our partnership with Lahey Health will truly address the health disparities among the surrounding communities. We hope through this partnership we can really help people chose healthier lives and support Lahey Health’s efforts to fund innovative cancer research and provide cutting edge cancer therapies to patients in our communities.”

For tickets to the Cancer Awareness Night, contact the Spinners at (978) 459-1702 or visit www.lowellspinners.com.

About Lahey Health

Lahey Health is what's next in healthcare, providing a full continuum of integrated health services close to where you live or work. It is comprised of nationally recognized, award-winning hospitals—including an academic hospital and medical center, and community hospitals—primary care providers, specialist physicians, behavioral health services, post-acute programs such as home health services, skilled nursing and rehabilitation facilities, and senior care resources located throughout northeastern Massachusetts and southern New Hampshire.

Lahey Health offers nearly 1,000 locally based physicians providing clinical excellence and an exceptional patient experience in adult and pediatric primary care and every medical specialty, including kidney and liver transplantation; neurosurgery, cancer, cardiovascular and orthopedic medical and surgical care; local emergency and trauma care; urological surgery; chronic disease prevention and health management; and pediatric emergency, newborn and inpatient care provided in collaboration with Boston Children's Hospital physicians.

Lahey Health includes Lahey Hospital & Medical Center—a teaching hospital of Tufts University School of Medicine—and Lahey Clinic physician group with practices in Burlington, Peabody and other locations throughout northeastern Massachusetts and southern New Hampshire; Beverly Hospital; Addison Gilbert Hospital in Gloucester, Mass.; Winchester Hospital; Lahey Health Senior Care and Lahey Health Behavioral Services as well as more than 30 primary care physician practices and multiple outpatient and satellite specialty care facilities.

Together, we are making innovative, integrated healthcare more personal and more accessible. For more information, visit LaheyHealth.org and its member websites Lahey Hospital & Medical Center, Beverly Hospital, Winchester Hospital, and Lahey Health Behavioral Services.

CONTACT:
Chelsea Amaral
Solomon McCown
617-933-5277
camaral@solomonmccown.com