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Thursday, June 11, 2015

Relay for Life

Last Friday, I had the honor of serving as the honorary chairman for the  American Cancer Society's Relay for Life.  I haven't been to the event in a number of years but it continues to be an amazing night.  It recognizes those currently battling cancer, those who have survived it, the caregivers who support their loved ones, the nurses, and the doctors and it also remembers those who have lost the fight.  

WMHS is always the major sponsor and our team usually raises the most money in the fight against cancer.  It is important to note that money stays in our community through programs and services such as Look Good Feel Better, patient navigator, wig fittings and distribution and the list goes on.  

Even with the basis for the evening being related to cancer, it was a wonderful evening.  Once it was announced that I was selected as honorary chair, I had many people coming up to me telling their story about a loved one battling cancer or their own battle with cancer.  I am so fortunate to have been asked to participate in the event and so proud to be associated with our team of nurses, nurse practitioners,technicians, support staff and physicians who are there for these patients and their families every day.

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