Cast Off Against Cancer Raises $55,000 for Cancer Navigators
The annual Cast off Against Cancer event to benefit clients of Cancer Navigators raised $55,484.
Cancer Navigators provides counseling, fuel and transportation assistance, nutritional supplements, support groups, weekend retreats and other resources to cancer patients and their families. Cancer Navigators connects those affected by cancer to available resources and helps them navigate their cancer journey by supporting a better understanding of their diagnosis and care.
Cast off Against Cancer, held on National Cancer Survivors Day, is the culmination of a months-long effort during which community teams organize individual fundraisers, such as t-shirt sales, raffles and food sales to benefit Cancer Navigators, which is a nonprofit organization. At the event, teams announce their totals, and Cancer Navigators recognizes their efforts.
Teams and individuals recognized this year include the following:
- First place, fundraising – Floyd Medical Center Medical Oncology Nursing department, which raised $12,454.
- Second place, fundraising – Heritage First Bank, which raised $9,320.
- Third place, fundraising – Alicia’s Anchors, which raised $7,846.
- First place, team spirit – Rally Warriors (Floyd Medical Center’s Coordinated Care department)
- Second place, team spirit – Quality Pirates (Floyd Medical Center’s Quality Management department)
- Third place, team spirit – Pink Floyd (The Breast Center at Floyd)
- Best Supporter – Michelle Cleary, captain of the Harbin ROCKS (Harbin Clinic Radiation Oncology department) team
- Outstanding Survivor – Ethel Evans
The Cast Off Against Cancer event includes a walk to the Chief John Ross Memorial footbridge for the annual Daisy Drop ceremony. During this ceremony, individuals drop white daisies into the Oostanaula River in honor of or remembrance of a cancer warrior. As outstanding survivor, Ms. Evans, along with the Paddle Posse (Floyd Medical Center Laboratory Services department), led the walk to the bridge, walking just behind a kilt-wearing bagpipe player, Tyler Lembcke, a physicist with Harbin Clinic Radiation Oncology.
For more information about Cancer Navigators or to access the programs services, contact Scharla Battle, Community Outreach Manager by email at email@example.com or by phone at 706.295.4119