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Champions Events Give Back to the Community

Friday, May 10, 2013

On Sunday, May 5, Signature Healthcare hosted its 14th annual Champions Fighting Cancer Walk and 3rd annual Champions Ride for Pediatrics, along with a Community Health Fair. 

More than 3,000 walkers honored the memory of loved ones who have lost their battle with cancer, paid tribute to those who have survived, or walked in support of friends and relatives who are fighting to beat this disease. In conjunction with the walk, bikers rode to raise money in support of our pediatric programs. 

"Events like this are a great opportunity for us to come together with our community in a different way than we do each day in our role as healthcare providers," said President and CEO Kim Hollon.  "It certainly brings to light the importance of family and friends as a support system and puts into perspective even more the value of each patient we have the privilege of serving at Signature Healthcare. 

To date we have raised close to $135,000 in cash and pledges from the walk and $3,000+ from the ride, with more money expected over the next few weeks. All of the money raised benefits patients in our community.  Money raised for the Walk is shared with our partner, the Chrystine M. Sullivan Memorial Foundation. While our share of the proceeds are used to enhance cancer care at Signature Healthcare, the Chrystine M. Sullivan Memorial Foundation supports local organizations that help local cancer patients and their families cope with the effects of cancer, making their lives more comfortable while battling cancer. The proceeds from the Champions Ride for Pediatrics go directly to Signature Healthcare’s Pediatric Unit and Children & Youth Programs. 

You can see pictures of Sunday’s events by liking us on Facebook or check out the Enterprise coverage