Celebrate Hope and More Birthdays with the American Cancer Society
The American Cancer Society is creating more birthdays locally with its Camden City Cancer Initiative (The Initiative), which launched in 2006. The goal of The Initiative is to eliminate cancer health disparities by increasing awareness and screening among medically underserved populations for people who live or work in Camden City. Through innovative collaborations with health, community, and government agencies, The Initiative has successfully increased cancer awareness, education and screenings.
On August 4, 2012, the American Cancer Society will host a Celebration of Hope Ceremony during a home game, here at Campbell’s Field. Game day activities include: health awareness information, an award presentation and celebrating survivors in a Luminaria presentation and fireworks display.
Luminaria is a candle-lighting ceremony of remembrance and hope that symbolizes a time to celebrate survivors, remember those we have lost and to find hope that tomorrow holds the promise of a cancer-free world. At the end of the game, all cancer survivors in attendance will be welcomed onto the field to walk the illuminated bases. Cancer and other health information will be available on the main concourse.
In addition to celebrating survivors, we will continue our tradition of honoring local community partners for their outstanding accomplishments and contributions in the fight against cancer. This year, we honor Lynn Rosner, Health Education, Family Care Coordinator, and Tobacco Dependence Specialist CTTS of the Camden County Department of Health and Human Services for her commitment to tobacco control and policy change efforts in Camden County.
The American Cancer Society is pleased to have dedicated volunteers such as Lynn Rosner, in creating a world with more birthdays. Similarly, we are thankful to our sponsors: BlackRock, Ravitz Family ShopRite, Camden County Cancer Coalition, Rutgers University, Vitas Hospice Services, LLC, and Lighthouse Hospice Inc.
Join us on August 4th, as we celebrate Lynn Rosner and the success of the Camden City Cancer Initiative as well as illuminate the field—honoring cancer survivors, remembering those lost and fighting back against this disease. When you purchase tickets for the game, please use code ACS. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the American Cancer Society. You can also support the American Cancer Society and help illuminate Campbell’s Field by donating $10 per luminaria to honor or remember your loved one affected by cancer.
To purchase tickets, make general or Luminaria donations, or for additional event information, please contact Jen Stypinski, Special Events Coordinator, at the American Cancer Society, at 856.616.1651 ext.3110 or email@example.com.
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