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Graze to Raise 5K Charity Walk to Benefit Hickman Cancer Center

posted on: 11/28/2011



Gaynor Meilke

Office: 517-265-0280
Cell: 517-918-9353

Graze to Raise 5K Charity Walk to Benefit Hickman Cancer Center

ADRIAN, Mich., Oct. 7, 2011 – Join ProMedica Bixby Hospital on Sat., Oct. 15, for Graze to Raise, a 5K walk and taste event that benefits Hickman Cancer Center on the hospital’s campus. More than 20 restaurants and food vendors will present delectable specialties along the 5K through several neighborhoods surrounding Bixby.

“Graze to Raise is a fun event where families, individuals and cancer survivors can enjoy some good food, take a walk and enjoy the beautiful colors of fall all while supporting a worthy cause,” says Jamie Beach, event co-chair. “The best thing about Graze to Raise is that 100% of the money stays local.”

Registration and the finale will be held under a tent behind Hickman Cancer Center, 777 Kimole Lane, Adrian, Mich., 49221. Registration starts at 9:30 a.m., with a balloon release at 10:10 a.m. to signal the start of the walk. The finale will take place at 12:30 p.m.

Registration is $30 for adults (18 years and older) and $10 for students (9 to17 years). Children 8 and under are free. Participants can also raise pledges from family and friends.

“We have raised over $759,000 during the first four years of Graze to Raise which has directly benefitted area patients in need,” says Pam Van Doren, executive director for Bixby Hospital Foundation that sponsors Graze to Raise. “I would like to personally thank the community for caring for those undergoing cancer treatments and for all their generous support!”

Registration forms are available at the front entrance of ProMedica Bixby and Herrick Hospitals and Hickman Cancer Center. All funds raised will remain in Lenawee County and go toward charity care for patients at Hickman Cancer Center.

For more information, contact the foundation office at Bixby at 517-265-0428.

For more information or to make a donation, visit Bixby's Giving and Volunteering page.

ProMedica Bixby Hospital is a member of ProMedica, a mission-based organization that is ranked the No. 2 most integrated health system in the U.S. ProMedica was formed in 1986 and is a Toledo, Ohio-based, not-for-profit healthcare organization with nearly 14,000 employees; 3,000 physicians and more than 306 facilities in Ohio and Michigan. ProMedica serves more than 2.73 million patients annually and includes 11 hospitals; ProMedica Continuum Services with senior, hospice, rehabilitation, and integrative services; ProMedica Physicians, a network of more than 315 primary care and specialty physicians; and Paramount Health Care, the largest HMO in northwest Ohio. For more information, please visit www.promedica.org.