Change is Simple, an environmental education non-profit, partnered with North Shore Medical Center for this year's North Shore Cancer Walk. This 6 mile walk and gathering sees between 5000-7000 people move through Salem Willows each year. Change is Simple partnered with NSMC in 2012 to help reduce the waste the event creates. Diversion in 2012 was 85%. In 2013 the partnership diverted 94% of the waste from the event (diversion means the waste was not sent to an incinerator).
NSMC (North Shore Medical Center) is a multi-site health system headquartered in Salem, Mass., which includes NSMC Salem Hospital, NSMC Union Hospital in Lynn, MassGeneral for Children at North Shore Medical Center, NSMC Heart Center, NSMC Women’s Center and the physician network known as North Shore Physicians Group. NSMC and Massachusetts General Hospital together provide care at the Mass General/North Shore Center for Outpatient Care and the Mass General/North Shore Cancer Center in Danvers. NSMC is a member of Partners HealthCare, which was founded by Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women’s Hospital. NSMC was ranked in 2013-14 as one of the best hospitals in Greater Boston and Massachusetts by U.S. News and World Report #northshoremed