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Relay for Life, June 17, 18

June 15, 2011
"Working to Outlaw Cancer"
Relay for Life
June 17-18, 2011
Long Family Memorial Park
3117 F Road (near Central High School) • Grand Junction, CO

Back when the West was wild, courageous pioneers crossed the Rocky Mountains. In the spirit of the old west, The American Cancer Society’s annual Relay for Life fundraiser celebrates courageous cancer survivors and offers hope for a cure.

In the old West, the injured and ill often had to wait for the doctor to arrive on horseback equipped only with his black bag. “Patients at St. Mary’s Regional Cancer Center benefit from the expertise of specialty physicians and the latest in technology, surgery, and medicine all in one comfortable and thoughtfully designed facility,” says Samantha Moe, public relations

representative. Skilled physicians, nurses, pharmacists, and technologists provide compassionate care. “Medical, emotional, and spiritual support surrounds patients and families during treatment and long after,” says Moe. State-of-the-art healthcare and the pioneer spirit are alive at St. Mary’s with outreach clinics in Craig, Colorado, and Moab, Utah. Affiliation with the University of Colorado Cancer Center gives patients expanded access to clinical trials. And scientists at St. Mary’s Saccomanno Research Institute are studying events that transform normal cells into cancer cells. “Stop by tent site 66 at the Relay,” Moe invites, “and learn how St. Mary’s Regional Cancer Center is working to outlaw cancer.”

Survivors Reception
Friday, June 17, 6:45-7:45 pm

Following the Survivors Lap, all survivors are invited to bring a guest and mosey over to the Survivors’ Tent to enjoy tasty chow and chat with the physicians and staff of St. Mary’s Regional Cancer Center. Please remove your spurs before sitting down to eat.