Death of Heather Walker Longtime Celtics Executive After Battling Cancer
Heather Walker, a longtime executive for the Celtics, passed away after a courageous battle with cancer. Heather Walker, a longtime executive for the Boston Celtics, lost her fight with brain cancer early Wednesday morning and passed away. She has reached the age of 52.
A post on the Move4Heather fundraising Facebook and Instagram accounts read:
“These posts have never been easy, and this will be the hardest ever. Heather has let go and passed this morning at 5:43am. She isn’t fighting anymore and can finally rest.”
On Wednesday, the Celtics released a statement confirming her passing and said, “She will remain part of our fabric for as long as the Celtics go on.”
Our hearts and sympathy are with Heather’s loving family and friends, whom she cherished. She will remain part of our fabric for as long as the Celtics go on. pic.twitter.com/bUGiaL53A1
— Boston Celtics (@celtics) April 26, 2023
Around a week ago, her family announced on social media that she had been admitted to a hospice. In July 2021, she received the news that she had glioblastoma, an extremely uncommon and aggressive form of brain cancer.
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After 17 years of service to the Celtics, Walker retired from the organization as vice president of public relations. She has a spouse and two small girls she left behind.
Following the news of her diagnosis, she and her family initiated the charitable campaign known as Move 4 Heather, which ultimately contributed over 600,000 dollars to The Jimmy Fund.
When Vice President Joe Biden was in Boston in September of last year to promote the “cancer moonshot” campaign, which intended to decrease the number of deaths caused by cancer in the United States in half, she had the opportunity to meet with him.
Do something that moves you and help us support our dear friend Heather in her fight against Glioblastoma.
Post a photo or video doing an activity you love with #Move4Heather and tag three friends to spread the word.
— Boston Celtics (@celtics) November 1, 2021
The ending of the Celtic’s statement is given below:
We will miss her for her energy, the joy and laughter that followed her everywhere she went, and we are grateful for everything she provided her Celtics family and the countless people that she positively impacted along the way. Our hearts and sympathy are with Heather’s loving family and friends, whom she cherished. She will remain part of our fabric for as long as the Celtics go on.