OPMC Sponsors 2011 Relay For Life Clay County
March 23, 2011
Check for $6,250 will be presented to Clay County American Cancer Society
Orange Park, FL – Members of Orange Park Medical Center’s Relay For Life team will present a check for $6,250 to the American Cancer Society (ACS) on March 31, at 2 p.m. in the hospital’s Day Surgery lobby. In addition to fielding a team for this year’s ACS Clay County Relay For Life, Orange Park Medical Center (OPMC) is once again a sponsor of the annual event that raises money for supporting cancer patients, cancer education and advocacy and cancer research. Rebecca Schaefer, Unit Executive Director for the American Cancer Society Clay County, will accept the check on behalf of the organization.
“We support the American Cancer Society because as healthcare providers, we deal with cancer every day, and we see how it devastates families and patients,” says OPMC’s Relay For Life co-captain Kim Holmes, RN. “The Relay For Life is such an uplifting event and time of camaraderie that lets people focus on the positive and fight back against cancer.”
Relay For Life events take place each year in communities around the world. Teams that participate raise money through fundraising activities and gather for the overnight event, often at a local high school, and take turns walking or running around the track. The event is an opportunity for participants to celebrate the lives of friends and family members who have fought cancer.
The Orange Park Medical Center Relay For Life team will take part in the event at Fleming Island High School April 30 – May 1.
Cancer is the second leading cause of death in the United States, and the incidence of cancer in Clay County is among the highest in Florida.