June Nylen Cancer Center Announces Race for Hope Ambassadors

2014 Race for Hope AmbassadorsJean Gill introduced Mike Shea and McKenna Moats as this year’s “Pass the Baton” ceremony held at Adams Homestead and Nature Preserve on June 26, 2014.

Mike Shea, a dosimetrist at the June E. Nylen Cancer Center, will serve as this year’s Honorary Race Ambassador and McKenna Moats a student at Akron Westfield will serve as the Honorary Youth Ambassador.

Shea has 28 years working in the cancer treatment field. “As a medical dosimetrist I work with cancer patients every day. Cancer has touched my life not only professionally, but personally as well. I’ve seen great strides in early detection and treatment of cancer. Without the support of the Race for Hope, the advances in cancer care would not be possible,” said Shea. “It takes a team effort and no matter how big or small your contribution, it all adds up. Thank you for your support.”

Moats has been involved in the Race for Hope for many years and won the Kids Fun Run in 2011 and 2012.

”Over the years I have donated some of my birthday and Christmas money to the cancer center. If feels good to help and the reward you feel after is great! I am honored to be this year’s Race for Hope Honorary Youth Ambassador and look forward to seeing all of you walk or run in memory or in honor of your loved ones,” said Moats. “Cancer can be powerful, but together we are even more powerful. Never give up hope because together we will beat this disease.”

When: September 20, 2014. Registration at 7:00 a.m. Race Starts at 8:30 a.m.

Proceeds: 100% of the money raised stays here to benefit patients at the June E. Nylen Cancer Center

Race route: Adams Homestead and Nature Preserve. Includes a 15K or 5K run or walk and a kids fun run

Entry Fee: Kids Fun Run $10 for kids 10 and under. Competitive Run $30. Non-Competitive Walk/Run $25.

Each participant will receive an official race t-shirt. After Aug. 29 registration fee increases by $10. Register prior to Aug. 29 to be guaranteed a race T-shirt.

Register online at SiouxlandRaceforHope.com Bring your family and friends to participate in this fun event while supporting cancer patients. on the beautiful trails of the Adams Homestead and Nature Preserve.

Participants, running or walking, will have the opportunity to honor a cancer survivor, or remember a loved one by denoting their name(s) on a special race bib. Each participant will receive an official race t-shirt, post-race food from Chili’s.

For more information or to register for the race, visit www.siouxlandraceforhope.com or contact Tracy Feathers at 712-252-9426 or email featherst@jencc.com.

Post by Robin McGinty

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