|July 2, 2009||Peter Phelps
Marketing Services (269) 966-8131
2009 Relay for Life Battle Creek Schedule
All across the U.S., especially during the summer, communities are stepping out and walking for the American Cancer Society's (ACS) annual Relay for Life.
This year's event in Battle Creek is set for Saturday and Sunday, July 11-12, from 10 a.m.-10 a.m. at the Lakeview High School track. The opening ceremony is set for noon. There will be a Fight Back ceremony at 4:15 p.m., a Survivor Lap at 6 p.m. followed by a Survivors' Dinner, and a Luminary ceremony at dusk.
Relay For Life, the signature event of the ACS, is a 24-hour community-based event that encourages individuals to get involved in the fight against cancer. Above all else, Relay For Life is a celebration of life, health, and cancer survivorship. It is a way to pay tribute to those who have lost their battles with cancer and to support those who are currently fighting it.
If you would like to participate or sponsor someone who will be walking in the events, call 1-800-227-2345.
Battle Creek Health System, sponsored by two parent organizations--Trinity Health (the fourth largest Catholic health system in the U.S. with 21 hospitals, 9 nursing homes, 19 senior house facilities, 8 home health care agencies, and 4 hospices in Michigan alone) and BCHS Community Partners, is accredited by the Joint Commission. Battle Creek Health System, a member of the Mercy Cancer Network, is a recipient of the 2008 HealthGrades Orthopaedic Surgery Excellence Award(tm) and 2009 Five Star rated for joint replacement surgery and total knee replacement. HealthGrades is a leading health care information company that provides objective 'report card' ratings nationwide. BCHS provides excellent health care for the community and promotes wellness for the whole person with access and compassion for all. For the latest medical information, visit the BCHS web site at www.bchealth.com or call the BCHS Marketing Department at (269) 966-8132.
Over a dozen physicians and staff members representing
nearly 100 Battle Creek Health System associates and
their families lace up their shoes in preparation for
this year's community-wide Relay for Life event on July
11-12 at the Lakeview High School track.