BURLINGTON, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — Legendary WBZ anchor Gary LaPierre was remembered during the Lahey Health Cancer Institute’s 14th annual 5K Walk & Run.
LaPierre was treated for leukemia at the Lahey Health Cancer Institute before his passing earlier this year. His family’s team — Gary’s Angels — was formed in his memory, and raised over $9,000 at the walk.
“The loving nurses, doctors and aides who cared for Gary during his time at Lahey were truly Gary's Angels,” the team wrote on the event’s website.
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The event raised over $500,000 total for cancer patients. Giacomo Coraluppi, of Newton, finished first in the race. Abby McCabe, of Framingham, was the women’s champion.
First-place finishers among cancer survivors — Robert Lucci, of Wakefield, and Marianne Zenitz Jones, of Chelmsford — were also honored.
The money raised will go to programs and services that directly benefit cancer patients.