The St. Vincent Cancer Run/Walk Challenge presented by Turner Construction Company will take place at 8 a.m., September 16 at Lions Park, Zionsville. Participants have the option to run or walk a three or six mile course during the event. All proceeds from the challenge will support St. Vincent cancer patients and their families who are and have been affected by the disease.
Each year, more than 30,000 Hoosiers are diagnosed with cancer. The good news is that the number of cancer survivors continues to increase because of both advances in early detection and treatment.
“This volunteer organized event is a great way to bring together all those affected by cancer together as one community – patients, survivors, physicians, caregivers, family, and friends” said Sue Anne Gilroy, Executive Director of the St. Vincent Foundation. The collective efforts of the participants, volunteers and donors over the years have added up to something significant that make a real difference for cancer patients and families at St. Vincent.”
Since 2009 the St.Vincent Cancer Challenge has raised nearly $2 million dollars to support patients and families facing cancer at St.Vincent. One hundred percent of all funds raised through the event helps inspire hope by making programs and services like digital tomosynthesis, art therapy, cancer survivorship programs, mobile cancer screening vans and much more possible.
Funds raised during this year’s event will be used to enhance radiation therapy services offered at the St. Vincent Center. This will include needed renovations so that anesthesia can be offered to the most vulnerable cancer patient populations across the state, from children to specialized breast care patients, as needed during their cancer treatments.
To register or to make a donation visit www.stvincentcancerchallenge.org. For additional information call the St. Vincent Foundation at 317-338-5095.
About St. Vincent
In Indiana, Ascension's St. Vincent operates 20 hospitals in addition to a comprehensive network of affiliated joint ventures, medical practices and clinics that cover a 57-county area and employ more than 15,000 associates. Across the state, St. Vincent provided more than $266 million in community benefit and care of persons living in poverty in fiscal year 2016. Serving Indiana for 145 years, Ascension is a faith-based healthcare organization committed to delivering compassionate, personalized care to all, with special attention to persons living in poverty and those most vulnerable. Ascension is the largest non-profit health system in the U.S. and the world’s largest Catholic health system, operating 2,500 sites of care – including 141 hospitals and more than 30 senior living facilities – in 24 states and the District of Columbia. Visit www.stvincent.org.