(Aug. 4, 2017) - This year West Park Hospital and its employees will help lead the fight
against cancer as a Gold Level Sponsor of Relay For Life.
West Park Hospital embraces the opportunity to support the American Cancer
Society’s efforts to celebrate cancer survivors and raise awareness
and funds through its signature fundraising event, Relay For Life, which
is being held at the Paul Stock Rec Center on Saturday, August 19th from
5:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. This is a family friendly event that celebrates
survivors, caregivers and honors those we have lost in the battle against cancer.
This year, employees at West Park Hospital will be joining Park County
Relay for Life to raise funds for the following programs:
- Look Good, Feel Better – free wigs and makeup for cancer patients
- Road to Recovery – rides to treatment
- Lodging Programs – Hope Lodge in cities where major medical facilities
are located, as well as lodging in Billings
- Research – ACS funds collegiate level researchers, and has most recently
funded $795,000 grant to the University of Wyoming
These events unite communities to celebrate people who have battled cancer,
remember loved ones lost, and provide an opportunity to take action for
lifesaving change. Dollars raised allow the American Cancer Society to
help people facing the disease today, educate people about how to reduce
their risk for cancer or detect it early when it’s the easiest to
treat, and fund cancer research that will help protect future generations.
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About the American Cancer Society:
The American Cancer Society is a global grassroots force of 2 million volunteers
saving lives in every community. As the largest voluntary health organization,
the Society's efforts have contributed to a 25 percent decline in
the cancer death rate in the U.S. since 1991, driven by less smoking,
better treatments, and earlier detection. We're finding cures as the
nation's largest private, not-for-profit investor in cancer research,
ensuring people facing cancer have the help they need and continuing the
fight for access to quality health care, lifesaving screenings and more.
For more information, to get help, or to join the fight, call us anytime,
day or night, at (800) 227-2345 or visit cancer.org.
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8/4/2017 12:00:00 AM MOUNTAIN
Updated: 8/4/2017 2:37:08 PM MOUNTAIN
For more information, contact Ashley Trudo.