Honoring the Spirit of Cancer Survivors 

Jun 06
2009

Media Advisory

This is an invitation for reporters and photographers to attend this event, this is not open to the public.

Methodist Hospitals is Honoring the Spirit of Cancer Survivors

Wednesday, June 24th, 2009 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 in the Center for Advanced Clinical Studies Conference Room, 200 east 89th Avenue, Merrillville, IN.

Methodist Hospitals has invited 350 past and present cancer patients and their families to celebrate the spirit of these heroic individuals. This is also a great opportunity for the cancer survivors to meet and talk with fellow survivors. The party is made possible by a donation from former patient, Mark McDaniel. Eight years ago, Mark decided to host a HORSE basketball tournament as a fundraiser for Methodist Hospitals. Named Giddy Up Games, the tournament grew from just 12 participants playing in the driveway of the McDaniel’s Schererville home, to a full-blown block party that now attracts more than 200 participants. A cancer survivor who credits Methodist Hospitals with saving his life, Mark, through his Giddy Up Games program, recently donated $1,000 to the Hospital’s Oncology and Pediatric Units. He is also a DJ and will be providing his services for the event. There will be refreshments and raffle items.

For more information or to interview/photograph Methodist Hospital employees, please contact me, my contact information is located below.

Amber Raza
Marketing and Corporate Communications
P: 219.886.4474
F: 219.886.4592
E: araza@methodisthospitals.org

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