Join the Greene Medical Foundation for the 21st annual Circle of Victory Cancer Awareness 5K Walk takes place Sunday, October 12, at 2 p.m. at Greene Memorial. Registration is now open.
Circle of Victory (COV), as part of Greene Medical Foundation, supports cancer patients in Greene County, especially those pursuing treatment through Kettering Cancer Care. Grants from COV provide patient treatment, medication, possible prostheses, and other needs related to treatment. Since its inception, the Circle of Victory distributed grants totaling $175,000 to date.
Donna Saraga, manager community relations and development, coordinates the event, and sees firsthand the difference the walk and COV makes for cancer patients. “This walk not only helps us raise funds for patients, but it helps us raise awareness that there is local support for patients—really neighbors and friends— that helps turn them from cancer victims to cancer victors,” she explains. “Every day approximately 700 residents in Greene County face cancer. We are finding more local organizations and individuals wanting to help those in their backyard. The support for cancer from national organizations is important, but COV helps us assure we are there to help those closest to us.”
The 5K Walk takes approximately 1 hour and ends with a ceremony honoring survivors, remembering the fallen, and rallying around current patients. To register as an individual or as a team, visit Greene Medical Foundation’s website. Sign up by September 26 to get a t-shirt.