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Lowell General Hospital Partners with the Tsongas Center at UMass Lowell and the Atlantic 10 Tournament to Raise Money for TeamWalk for CancerCare

Lowell General Hospital has partnered with the Tsongas Center at UMass Lowell and the Atlantic 10 Women's Basketball Championship to help raise awareness and funds for its annual TeamWalk for CancerCare. Basketball fans and donors alike can now go online and purchase a special package for the tournament semifinals to be held on Sunday, March 6 at noon with the proceeds benefitting TeamWalk for CancerCare. These special packages, which include a special event t-shirt, can be purchased online.

TeamWalk for CancerCare, now in its twelfth year, raises money to directly benefit patients and their families who are facing cancer. The walk itself takes place this year on Sunday, May 15, but donations are accepted at any time. The ability for fans to purchase tickets and have proceeds benefit the area's largest fundraiser is a win for all.

The Atlantic 10 Women's Basketball Championship tips off on Friday, March 4 with four great games starting at noon. Quarterfinal play continues on Saturday, March 5, with the Semifinal round on Sunday, March 6 on CBS College Sports. The Championship game will be held on Monday, March 7, and be televised live on ESPN2 at 5 p.m.

In addition to online ticket sales, tickets for all four days of the 2011 A-10 Women's Basketball Championship are on sale now at the Tsongas Center Box Office, or by calling 866-722-8780. The A-10 is currently ranked first in RPI among all non-BCS Conferences in the nation and will be sure to bring the very best in college basketball to Lowell as the conference's top 12 teams play for a bid to the NCAA Championship Tournament.

The Atlantic 10 Conference was formed in 1976 and celebrates its 35th anniversary as a Division I Conference in 2010-11. Currently comprised of 14 member institutions and sponsoring 21 championship sports, the mission and goal of the Atlantic 10 is to preserve, protect, and enhance the academic and athletic pursuits of the membership. The conference is committed to integrity, educational excellence and providing quality equitable championship experiences for more than 6,000 student-athletes, coaches, and support staff. The member institutions of the Atlantic 10 are the University of Dayton, Duquesne University, Fordham University, The George Washington University, La Salle University, University of Massachusetts, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, University of Rhode Island, University of Richmond, St. Bonaventure University, Saint Joseph's University, Saint Louis University, Temple University, and Xavier University.

For Lowell General Hospital's TeamWalk for CancerCare, fundraising events such as the ticket and t-shirt purchase for the A10 event and other fun activities mean more money to help 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 other supportive services to patients of all cancer types. Funds enable Lowell General Hospital to provide assistance, support, and services to help people feel better, build confidence and instill hope throughout the cancer journey. Since it began, TeamWalk has raised more than $4.2 million.

Tsongas Center at UMass Lowell is a Global Spectrum managed facility. Global Spectrum is the fastest growing firm in the public assembly facility management field with more than 85 facilities throughout the United States and Canada. The Philadelphia-based company is part of one of the world's largest sports and entertainment companies, Comcast-Spectacor, which also owns the Philadelphia Flyers of the National Hockey League, the Philadelphia 76ers of the National Basketball Association, Flyers Skate Zone, a series of community ice skating rinks, Ovations Food Services, a food and beverage services provider, New Era Tickets, a full-service ticketing and marketing product for public assembly facilities, and Front Row Marketing Services, a commercial rights sales company and Paciolan, the leading provider of venue establishment ticketing, fundraising and marketing technology solutions. In a partnership with Disson Skating, Comcast-Spectacor annually produces 10 nationally televised figure skating spectaculars on NBC.

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