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Florida Hospital Fish Memorial Recognized by the American Cancer Society

ORANGE CITY, Fla., November 5, 2013 – On October 16, Florida Hospital Fish Memorial was recognized by the American Cancer Society for raising nearly $3,000 for the Deltona Relay for Life event.

At the Deltona Community Center, the American Cancer Society presented Florida Hospital Fish Memorial with a plaque, recognizing the hospital’s efforts for the 2013 event. The hospital was one of the event’s highest contributors for the April 2013 event at the Dewey O. Boster Sports Complex in Deltona, achieving the “Team of Excellence” award.

Hospital employees raised nearly $3,000 by hosting bake sales, basket raffles, as well as iPad and television raffles throughout the year, leading up to the event.

At the American Cancer Society Relay for Life events, communities come together to honor cancer survivors, remember loved ones lost, and fight back against a disease that has already taken too much. Relay for Life teams camp out overnight and take turns walking or running around a park track/path. The annual events take place overnight, symbolizing that cancer never sleeps.

“The funds raised truly make a difference in the fight against cancer,” said Dore Shepard, Florida Hospital Fish Memorial Cancer Services Director. “The American Cancer Society puts the hard-earned donations to work, investing in groundbreaking research in every type of cancer and providing free information and services to cancer patients and their caregivers, We support this event every year, not just because of the admirable research efforts, but also because of the invaluable services the American Cancer Society provides at the local, community level.”

About Florida Hospital Fish Memorial
Florida Hospital Fish Memorial is a 175-bed full-service hospital providing inpatient and outpatient services in addition to 24-hour emergency and critical care. The hospital is a member of Adventist Health System, the largest Protestant not-for-profit hospital system in the nation and works to provide exceptional, patient-focused care to the DeBary, Deltona, Orange City and Sanford communities. Florida Hospital Fish Memorial is fully accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations and is Chest Pain Accredited by the Society of Chest Pain Centers. For more information about Florida Hospital Fish Memorial, visit www.fhfishmemorial.org.

Photo Caption:
Florida Hospital Fish Memorial was recognized by the American Cancer Society for raising nearly $3,000 for the 2013 Deltona Relay for Life event. Here, Florida Hospital Fish Memorial employees proudly stand with the plaque from the American Cancer Society. From left to right: Jan Ryan, Imaging Manager; Diana DePaolo, Oncology Social Worker; Barbara Bittner, Cancer Center Nurse Navigator; Dore Shepard, Cancer Services Director; and Jacqueline Kenney, Cancer Registry.