It’s corn maze season, and in Greene County, you can explore a corn maze for a good cause.
Greene Memorial and Soin have teamed up with Apple Country Farm Market (ACFM) in Spring Valley to create an almost 10-acre corn maze to help raise awareness of breast cancer and cancer support. Apple Country Farm Market will donate a portion of each corn maze ticket to the Circle of Victory Fund of Greene Medical Foundation.
This emphasis has special meaning to Dale Hagler, owner of ACFM, whose wife is a breast cancer survivor. “Dale thought this was a great way to promote a cause he and his wife, Marcie, are passionate about, while providing a great fall event for those who visit his farm,” shared Terry Burns, senior vice president for Soin and Greene. “This gives us a great platform to talk about breast cancer detection and prevention, as well as help those in Greene County who are currently facing cancer.” Greene County has a higher breast cancer rate than most counties in Ohio.
The maze, named “Save the Udders,” features the largest “K” in the Kettering Health Network and includes lookout towers and bridges, along with stations where participants are asked cancer related questions to help them navigate the maze. A pink barn will house exhibits on Kettering Cancer Care, Kettering Breast Evaluation Centers, and Circle of Victory, providing additional opportunities for guests to become better informed about cancer treatment and cancer support. ACFM anticipates 15,000 visitors for the corn maze which runs through November 9.
Any Kettering Health Network staff or volunteer can receive a free corn maze ticket when showing their ID badge; anyone accompanying them receives $1 off each corn maze ticket. To find out about all the corn maze activities at AFCM, visithttp://www.applecountryfarm.com/fall-farm-fun/corn-maze.