A former resident of Water Valley and a cancer survivor was named chair of this year’s North Shore Medical Center Cancer WALK, which took place June 22 in Salem, Mass.
Jennifer Cofer Flanagan, the daughter of the late Judge and Mrs. Kermit Kofer, chaired the largest single-day, annual fundraising event on the North Shore of Massachusetts, which has attracted many thousands of people each year for the past 18 years.
Flanagan graduated from Water Valley High School in 1969 moved out of the state shortly thereafter but has kept ties with the Water Valley community.
Flanagan, who lives in Marblehead, Mass. resident, is the co-founder of HCPRO, a $50 million company that provides integrated information, education, training, and consulting products and services in the areas of healthcare regulation and compliance.
She was only a few years into her retirement when she was diagnosed with an aggresive form of gynecological cancer. Shortly thereafter, she was treated by a multi-disciplinary team of specialists from both the North Shore Medical Center and Massachusetts General Hospital, two institutions that have a close partnership.
Since finishing her treatment back in the fall of 2006, Flanagan has resumed her active lifestyle as a retiree – a lifestyle she describes as being much busier than during her days as a business owner. The Mississippi native spends most of the year on the North Shore of Massachusetts, but also spends four months of the year in Jamaica, where she and her husband are involved in literacy, hunger relief, and healthcare programs.
Anyone who wishes to support Jennifer’s team at the NSMC Cancer WALK by making a donation at www.firstgiving.com/jenniferflanagan.
They can also make a general donation by calling 866-296-6900.