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Medical center’s Stroll in the Park helps raise $5,000 for Gateway to Hope group

Posted on Monday, October 29, 2012 at 8:39 am

Lincoln County Medical Center hosted their Third Annual Stroll through the Park for Breast Cancer Awareness on Oct. 6 in the Cuivre River State Park. Over 190 walkers participated in the two- mile walk raising over $5,000. All of the money raised through registrations, sponsors, and donations at the event, will be going to Gateway to Hope in an effort to support local cancer patients. Funds raised, combined with raffle funds raised from the Positively Pink Breast Cancer Dinner, will help provide treatment for uninsured and underinsured individuals diagnosed with breast cancer, as well as those genetically at high risk for the disease, who are not eligible for state or federally funded care.

The two- mile walk was kicked off by a warm up provided by Sheila with Full Contact Fitness.

Generous sponsors included: AmerenMissouri, Lincoln County Journal, Warrenton Oil, Law Office of Jesse A. Granneman, L.L.C., Troy Convention and Visitors Bureau, MOST, Inc., United Credit Union; Toyota Bodine Aluminum, Pepsi of Bowling Green, People’s Bank & Trust, Cintas, Medical Recovery Services, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, The Walking Company and Gardner White.

Over 190 participants answered the bell as the start of the Stroll In the Park begins (above). The event helped raise over $5,000 for breast cancer research and treatment. It was sponsored by Lincoln County Medical Center in Troy.