Benefit to support Brian's Cause is Saturday

Provided photoPictured are Sheehan Cancer Center staff including (front row, left to right) Liz Wood, Klair Biltz, RN, Michelle Spivey, RN, and Brad Smith Rush Memorial Hospital President and CEO; (second row) Laura Asche, RN, Alle Lilly, Rush Memorial Hospital Foundation Executive Director, and Dr. Jaime Ayon, Sheehan Cancer Center.

RUSHVILLE — Together WE Can, an event to benefit Brian’s Cause Cancer Treatment Relief Fund, is quickly approaching.

The event is scheduled for 8 to 10 p.m. Saturday (Oct. 13) at the RushShelby Energy Building on the grounds of the Rush County Fairgrounds.

Stemming from a need in the community, the Together WE Can- Brian’s Cause event this year will be asking for donations for Cancer Patient Support Bags.

These bags will be given to newly diagnosed cancer patients at the Sheehan Cancer Center and will include supplies and gift cards needed to support patients in treatment and ease the burden. A donation of $100 will supply a bag for each of the newly diagnosed cancer patients who receive treatment at the Sheehan Cancer Center.

Erin Pike, Director of Oncology and Hematology at the Sheehan Cancer Center said, “The Cancer Patient Support Bags will impact our patients on many different levels as they will allow us to provide items that help patients with organization, financials, comfort, and side effect management. Without the support provided by these bags, many patients would not be able to meet their needs while receiving treatment.”

Together We Can features a 5K run/walk and a community gathering space for cancer patients, survivors, and families to reflect on journey, remember those lost and provide support to those currently undergoing treatment. Event attendance is free. Cancer patients and survivors who wish to attend are asked to contact Michele Gettinger at michele.gettinger@rushmemorialhospital.com or 932-7513.

Registration for the run/walk is $25 and can be completed online at www.rushmemorialhospitalfoundation.com or at the event. A T-shirt will be included in the registration cost. All monies raised stay local. This year, Rush Memorial Hospital Foundation through the Brian’s Cause Cancer Treatment Relief Fund has already distributed $9,000 in funding to local cancer patient this year.

The Rush Memorial Hospital Foundation was established in 2005 and is located in Rushville, Indiana. The mission of the Rush Memorial Hospital Foundation is to support the healthcare needs of our community through Rush Memorial Hospital’s services. You can learn more about Brian’s Cause Cancer Treatment Relief Fund at www.rushmemorialhospitalfoundation.com or by calling 765-932-7568.

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