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Hospital employees raise $7695 for cancer research

On Friday, June 2, more than 150 hospital employees showed up at Rawlings & Stinson Park to support the Relay For Life. Participants from all over the county set up booths with food and refreshments to raise money for the American Cancer Society.

Memorial Hospital raised $7695, more than any other corporate team in Clay County. This was the first time the hospital beat Wal-Mart’s total. The surgery department took first place within the hospital, raising $1689.84 for their team.

Relay For Life is an overnight event created to celebrate survivors, honor those lost to cancer and raise money for research and programs of the American Cancer Society. Tammy Gregory coordinated the event and generated great participation throughout the hospital. “It was the greatest Relay ever in Clay County,” Gregory said. “The event as a whole raised $33,000 compared to $18,000 last year. Manchester Memorial Hospital was a huge part of making the Relay For Life a great success.”