Celebrating Survivors

For years, Anna Jaques and the Institution for Savings (IFS) have partnered to raise awareness and promote prevention during Breast Cancer Awareness Month with efforts culminating in the beloved Celebrating Survivors - Couture for a CureThe impact of COVID-19 has limited our ability to host our traditional event - yet the need to honor those impacted by cancer has never felt more important. 

This year, AJH joins the IFS to honor Pat Connelly who was a dedicated champion to Anna Jaques and in particular,  Celebrating Survivors, in an event to honor our dear late friend while supporting the Gerrish Breast Care Center in her name. 

UPDATE! We are overwhelmed by the outpouring of support for the Pat-Walk for a Cure.  Our communities’ *pink* spirit has been inspiring as we’ve come together to honor our friend, Pat Connelly while raising funds to supporting women impacted by breast cancer

To date, the walk has raised $48,546 led by an incredible donation of $25,000 by Greg Southard of Riverfront Landscape. Help us reach $50K!

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Pat-Walk for a Cure

Walk the PAT-Walk for a Cure is a 3-mile walk hosted by the Institution for Savings to celebrate the life of Pat Connelly and raise funds for the Gerrish Breast Care Center at Anna Jaques Hospital.  Participants are encouraged to dress like they are walking a fashion show 'catwalk' (much like our survivors would on the pink carpet at Couture for a Cure!). Dress up and strut your stuff!


When:  Virtual walk to be completed any time between Sunday, October 18th and  Sunday October 25th.  Participants can choose to walk the route at any time during that week and may begin and end at one of four points along the route that were Pat's favorite Newburyport spots. 

Where:  (See route map below)  Walkers can choose to start the 3-mile loop at one of four starting spots, leaving from Pat’s favorite places:

  • Institution for Savings, 93 State Street
  • Newburyport High School, 241 High Street
  • Anna Jaques Hospital, Highland Avenue
  • Waterfront Board Walk, Market Square

Cost:  A minimum $25 donation.  Additional donations are welcome and all proceeds will go to the Gerrish Breast Care Center in Pat’s name. 

Race Shirts: All those who donate will receive a specially designed t-shirt. 

Click here to register online

Click here for printable registration form.