Page Hospital Supports Relay for Life and Komen Race for the Cure
Relay for Life
Page, Ariz. (Sept. 12, 2008)--Relay for Life, an American Cancer Society sponsored event, is a nationwide annual event to honor cancer survivors, remember those whose lives were lost to the disease and to raise money to support cancer research. In Page, the relay is a 24-hour fun-filled event where participants raise funds by taking turns walking a track, playing games and take part in raffles. Highlighting the evening is a luminaria Ceremony of Hope held after dark to honor cancer survivors and to remember loved ones lost to cancer. The luminaria candles line the track and are left burning throughout the night to remind participants of the incredible importance of their contributions.
This year, Page Hospital’s Team Xtreme came in sixth place for leading money makers out of 14 teams. Along with taking different shifts through out the night and walking around the sports complex, Team Xtreme sold popcorn, cupcakes and held a raffle. Team Xtreme has already set next year’s goal to raise $3,000
Special thanks for participating in this important event go to:
Race for the Cure
Page, Ariz. (Oct. 11, 2008)--Thirty-five Page Hospital employees and local Page residents braved 50 mile-per-hour winds and cold rain to participate in the 2008 Komen Race for the Cure Page race on Saturday, Oct. 11.
The Komen Race for the Cure Series raises significant funds and awareness for the fight against breast cancer, celebrates breast cancer survivorship, and honors those who have lost their battle with the disease.
In 2008, Susan G. Komen for the Cure celebrates the 25th anniversary of the Komen Race for the Cure, the largest series of 5K runs/fitness walks in the world, with well over 1 million participants since 2005.
The race in Page is special because it is gives locals a chance to participate in the event while not having to make the five-hour trip to Phoenix. Lisa Martin, RN at Page Hospital has been coordinating the Page race for many years.
Funds from the Page race are added to Banner system’s Phoenix Komen race funds. This year, Page Hospital placed third in the system for hospital-sponsored teams, raising more than $1,400.
Men’s winner: Daniel Murray
Women’s winner: Morgan Serventi