Monday, April 25, 2011

Cancer Wellness Walk a Success

The Cancer Wellness Walk, held in Peachtree City on Saturday April 9th, was a great success. In total, the event raised over $35,000 for Cancer Wellness programs at Piedmont Fayette Hospital. There were over 350 Walkers on hand for the event.

The Walk was the community benefit project of the 2010/2011 Leadership Fayette Class of the Fayette Chamber of Commerce. The Leadership Fayette class spent seven months planning the event and was thrilled with the outcome.

“We worked very hard on the Walk and were happy to see so many walkers come out. We were also very thankful for our sponsors and wouldn’t have reached our fundraising goal without their generous support,” said Leadership Fayette class member Abby Jordan.

The Walk’s title sponsor was Chick-fil-A. Georgia Power, NCR and T & O Refrigeration were platinum level sponsors. The Walk also received gold sponsorships from Cargo Brokers International, Fellowship of Love Church, Heritage Automotive, Harris, Fritz and Associates, Piedmont Fayette Hospital and The Southern Federal Credit Union. Fayetteville City Councilman Larry Dell raised over $1,500 by offering to shave his head and mustache in support of the cause and his sister who is facing breast cancer for the second time.

Cancer Wellness offers comprehensive, complementary services and programs to anyone affected by cancer at any phase in his or her cancer journey at no charge. The funds raised by the Walk will specifically support Cancer Wellfit™, an exercise program developed to improve the physical health and quality of life for people with cancer.

“Our Cancer Wellness community is so appreciative to the 2011 class of Leadership Fayette and the Fayette Chamber of Commerce for all of their hard work and dedication,” said Tavari Taylor who manages the Cancer Wellness Center at Piedmont Fayette Hospital.


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