Hearst Cancer Resource Center at French Hospital Medical Center Becomes Third Beneficiary
SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA – Dignity Health/French Hospital Medical Center has been named the 2014 Central Coast Cancer Challenge presenting sponsor. French Hospital Medical Center is home to the Hearst Cancer Resource Center, a place where cancer patients and survivors can get support during their cancer journey. In addition to offering this service which is 100% free of charge to all cancer patients and their loved ones, French Hospital Medical Center also provides the San Luis Obispo community with leading medical services including a new Advanced Hybrid Cardiac Surgical Suite, 24-hour Emergency Services, Cardiac Care Services, Imaging Centers, a Baby-Friendly Family Birthing Center, and Laboratory Services among many others.
“French Hospital Medical Center’s cancer care program is accredited by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer as a Community Cancer Center and we take great pride in providing our patients with a high-quality, cancer program,” states Alan Iftiniuk, President and CEO. “Our hospital offers access to the Hearst Cancer Resource Center which offers free education, resources and support to cancer patients and their families. Just as our dedicated team of physicians, nurses and health care staff offer a collaborative approach to cancer care, we are proud to be affiliated with the Central Coast Cancer Challenge’s community effort to support the cancer journey.”
On September 7, 2014, the Central Coast Cancer Challenge, presented by French Hospital Medical Center, celebrates its 5th anniversary. The event that has become so much more than running; it’s an opportunity for participants to remember and honor loved ones and run for those in the community battling the disease. It’s also a celebration of genuine community.
Runners and walkers will have 4 races to choose from (strollers are welcome for all races):
“No Mo Cancer” 10K: In honor of our friend Maureen “Mo” Clancy, the 10K is a 2 loop course around beautiful downtown San Luis Obispo.
“Well-fit” 5K: In honor of the Cancer Well-fit program, the 5K runs one loop around downtown SLO.
“The Monterey Mile:” runners and walkers alike can enjoy the downhill course from Grand Ave. to Chorro St. ending next to Mission Plaza. Competitors, children and families are welcome.
The Children’s “Rock Around the Block” Fun Run: presented by the San Luis Obispo Collection, children and adults can dress up as their favorite rock star and boogie to music along the course. There will be a prize for the best rock star costume.
This year’s event will benefit the Hearst Cancer Resource Center at French Hospital Medical Center, the Cancer Well-fit fitness programs in San Luis Obispo and Paso Robles and the newly established Maureen “Mo” Clancy Memorial Girl’s Track & Field Scholarship, an endowment fund in memory of our dear friend, Boston Marathoner and Cancer Challenge Warrior.
Because of the CARE and COMPASSION of thousands of past participants, the Central Coast Cancer Challenge has given $40,000 to local charities Jack’s Helping Hand, Cancer Well-fit, Cancer Support Community and the LIVESTRONG Foundation. 2014 is no different. The event is determined to kick cancer’s butt this year and blow the roof off of fundraising for those who are battling the disease.
WE KNOW CANCER IS A HARD JOURNEY. That’s why we are offering a FREE REGISTRATION to all cancer survivors and current cancer patients. You can walk, run or just take part in our Cancer Survivor Celebration and Memorial after the races are over. Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org for your free registration code.
Participants can make a BIG difference in the life of a local cancer patient, survivor and their family. The funds raised means a cancer patient/survivor can get back on their feet, feel good again after chemotherapy and start the road to recovery. It also means a local high school girl who excels in track and field can continue to pursue the dream of running or other field events in college.
Each participant that raises $150.00 for either The Hearst Cancer Resource Center at French Hospital Medical Center, Cancer Well-fit or the Maureen “Mo” Clancy Memorial Girls Track & Field Scholarship will receive a groovy, cool, Central Coast Cancer Challenge baseball cap valued at $25.00. The top fundraiser will win an entry into all RaceSLO.com events – the 2014 Giro Della Costa Centrale Cycling event, the 2015 San Luis Obispo Marathon, Half Marathon + 5K and the 2015 Central Coast Cancer Challenge!! (Valued at $255.00)
The beneficiaries have set up a Crowdrise fundraising platform and donation platform that participants can utilize for fundraising/donations. To view and click through to the platforms, go to www.CentralCoastCancerChallenge.com/Beneficiaries
PARTICIPANTS CAN REGISTER NOW AND GET:
A great run course in beautiful Downtown SLO!!
A Short Sleeve Race Tech shirt with a cool Cancer Challenge design (must register by Aug. 15)
ChronoTrack Chip on Bib Timing
Age Group Awards for 5K and 10K (If you place 1st, 2nd or 3rd)
Top 10 Finisher Awards for “The Monterey Mile” (gotta be pretty fast!)
Virtual Goodie Bag Swag
On course water and FLUID Sports Drink
About French Hospital Medical Center
French Hospital Medical Center, located in San Luis Obispo, California, is rated one of the Top 100 Hospitals in the nation and one of the Top 50 Cardiac Hospitals in the nation by Thomson Reuters. The Copeland, Forbes, and Rossi Cardiac Care Center provides the latest innovative cardiac and imaging technology on the Central Coast. The hospital’s current modernization and redesign project is an example of the commitment to meet the growing needs of the community with lifesaving advancements in medicine coupled with excellent, compassionate care. The hospital is home to the unique Hearst Cancer Resource Center offering free education, resources and support to cancer patients and their families. French is a Dignity Health member of the Central Coast which also includes Arroyo Grande Community Hospital in Arroyo Grande, CA and Marian Regional Medical Center in Santa Maria, CA. Dignity Health of the Central Coast is an integrated network of top quality hospitals, physicians from the most prestigious medical schools, and comprehensive outpatient services including primary care offices, premier ambulatory [...] Read more