Team SSHS (South Shore Health System) has one million reasons to celebrate! This year's Boston Marathon Team—Running “As One”—raised more than $192,000 for cancer care services and other Health System programs on the South Shore. The final amount was enough to push the team’s collective seven-year fundraising goal to over $1 million dollars!
"It's a pretty frightening experience when you are diagnosed with cancer. And I think it's important for everyone to realize they are not alone," said cancer survivor Gary Kimball. "If I can give back to anybody who is fighting cancer, I'll spend my life trying to give back."
My wife and I spent the night on a Massachusetts Maritime Academy training ship. The bunk was too hard, the room was too cold, and my aching legs kept me from getting much sleep. When Dolly’s watch alarm went off at 3:45AM, I was eager to get off the boat and get back on my bike.
Are you riding this year’s Pan-Mass Challenge (PMC)? If you’re not already registered for a team, consider joining Team SSHS.
As a not-for-profit, independent health care provider, South Shore Health System relies on the support of our community to fulfill our mission of healing, caring and comforting people of all ages across our region.
There are many ways to support programs across South Shore Health System, from joining our Boston Marathon team to our annual Walk for Hospice. But one of the most affordable—and fun—ways to support health care in your community is to become a Friend of South Shore Health System. In fact, an annual membership is only $25 ($40 for a couple).
Meet Martha and Sharon. They are lifelong friends who never imagined their friendship would also become a shared journey of cancer survivorship. Learn how the team at Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women’s Cancer Center in clinical affiliation with South Shore Hospital traveled with them on their respective cancer journeys to a place of healing.
In honor of their caregivers at the Cancer Center and to help support the many programs and services offered there, Martha and Sharon both chose to make a donation to the South Shore Health System Foundation. Learn more about how you can honor your caregiver.
We are so proud of our Run SSHS Team – Running As One – in the Boston Marathon as part of the John Hancock non-profit program.
On a snowy morning in late January, hundreds of Russelectric employees gathered for the organization's quarterly staff meeting. There were presentations about business goals and innovation. But there was one guest who was new to the meetings. Jennifer Logan, Community and Aquatics Program Manager at South Shore Health System, was there to provide an overview of wellness to 200 employees.
Have you always wanted to run the Boston Marathon? Do you have the desire to help cancer patients on the South Shore? If you’re considering running the 2018 Boston Marathon for a charity team, check out our team: Team SSHS.
When you join Team SSHS, all of the money you raise will go to support patients who receive care at the Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women’s Cancer Center in clinical affiliation with South Shore Hospital in Weymouth.
Philanthropist, humanitarian and a grateful South Shore Hospital patient, Marita Carpenter is an exemplar of community spirit whose extraordinary generosity and commitment to the mission of South Shore Health System has been steadfast over the years.
As former President of the Social Service League of Cohasset, Marita advocated for senior citizens, teens and families in crisis. Through the league’s mission of identifying and assisting disadvantaged individuals of all age groups within the community, Marita has directly helped hundreds of people in need.