Theme: 1 Hope, 1 World
May 1-May 2, 2010. Wake Radiology Oncology Services partnered for the 7th straight year with the American Cancer Society as Cure Sponsor for the 2010 Relay For Life Cary/Apex/Morrisville (CAM) event. The CAM event held on May 1-2 at Cary High School raised a total of over $116,000 by all teams. The WROS team, captained by Darlene Baum had 30 participants, which included staff, family, patients, and friends, and raised $1,800. Relay For Life is an overnight event to celebrate cancer survivorship, pay tribute to the lives lost to this disease, and raise money and awareness for American Cancer Society programs. Events are held throughout the county and nation. Each year has seen an increase in participation, awareness, and monies raised. The WROS tent had birthday decorations to go along with the American Cancer Society’s new slogan, “Sponsor of Birthdays. Team members manned the festive tent and gave out WROS branded insulated totes to the survivors and branded Chap Stick to participants. Birthday party games were played inside the tent, including “Pin the Cure on Cancer,” and a birthday candle ring toss.
Wake Radiology is also sponsoring The American Cancer Society Relay for Life of Hillsborough-Orange County, which will be held May 21-22 at the Orange County Speedway. Julie Colvard, daughter of Jackie Patton has organized a team called “Remembering Jackie”, which will be participating in the event. Jackie was a mammography technologist in the Chapel Hill office. She lost her battle with pancreatic cancer in February of this year. The Survivor Committee, chaired by Michele Minnis of the Chapel Hill office, will host a “celebration” on May 16th at the Big Barn in Hillsborough. Staff at the Chapel Hill office are donating money to this event in memory/honor of Chapel Hill staff members that have had cancer. Dr. Scott Sailer receives recognition for Wake Radiology Oncology Services’ dedication to RFL. See you next year!