The American Cancer Society (ACS) is a voluntary health organization that is committed to helping communities fight cancer. The ACS states, that in 2019 over “2.5 million participants worldwide joined Relay For Life to raise funds and awareness to continue our mission to help save lives, celebrate lives, and lead the fight for a world without cancer. ACS estimates that 1 out of 3 people in the US will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime.” According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, cancer is the second leading cause of death in the United States.
Last week, the Nutrition Services and Rehab Departments of Audubon County Memorial Hospital and Clinics sponsored a Relay For Life Luncheon. Through this luncheon, hospital staff members made donations totaling $401.25 to support the mission of The American Cancer Society to eliminate cancer.
The ACS states that, “Funds raised help ACS fund and conduct breakthrough research and gives cancer patients and their families the resources they need.”
ACMH is focused on supporting cancer patients and their families within the community. Not only does ACMH staff go out of their way each year to fundraise with this luncheon, but the Business Office holds a Plant Sale fundraiser as well.
At ACMH, Dr. Robert Warner, a board-certified oncologist, provides patients with a personalized plan of care while the highly trained healthcare professionals assist chemotherapy patients at the Infusion Center. In support of our local patients, ACMH offers chemotherapy services even if Dr. Warner is not your oncologist. If you are interested in more information, contact the ACMH, Outpatient Specialty Clinic at 712-563-5304.
From raising awareness and fundraising, to providing patients with oncology and chemotherapy services, ACMH is focused on offering the highest quality of care with compassion to those they serve.