LANCASTER, Ohio (March 15, 2012) – On Feb. 22, The Fairfield Medical Center (FMC) Foundation received a generous donation of $4,990 from grateful patient and cancer survivor Michelle Unger.
From left to right: Joyce Cox, oncology nurse navigator; Michelle Unger, cancer survivor; Ben Stroup, Bobby Layman manager; and Ivy O’Neal, oncology nurse navigator.
Unger and her family hosted the first annual Strides 4 Survive Cancer Care Walk on Jan. 28 at the River Valley Mall. The proceeds from this event were donated to the FMC Foundation Cancer Care Fund to continue to help provide services to cancer patients in the community.
The check was presented at Bobby Layman Pontiac Dealership, a major sponsor for the event. “Michelle’s selfless donation will ensure that patients in need get as much assistance possible to help them during their cancer treatment,” said Ricki Chenault, FMC Foundation executive director. “Such a donation speaks volumes about her character and will have an tremendous impact on patients at Fairfield Medical Center.”
The next annual walk will be Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013. For more information please visit: www.strides4survive.wordpress.com, or contact FMC’s Oncology Nurse Navigators at (740) 687-8863.
Fairfield Medical Center offers a full line of cancer services, providing treatment and support to patients in need. Cancer services include chemotherapy, surgery, radiation and more. To learn more about the Cancer Care Fund go to www.fmchealth.org or call (740) 687-8107.
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