This article was originally published in the Rushville Republican on 3/29/2015.
Rush Memorial Hospital employees form a team that annually participates in the Susan G. Komen Central Indiana Race for the Cure in Indianapolis. The race in its 25th year will happen on Saturday, April 16 at Military Park in downtown Indianapolis. Since its inception the Race for the Cure has had over 551,000 participants. Rush Memorial Hospital will have an information booth at the grantees tent in the park prior to the race. Anyone can register to participate in the walk/race or donate by going to www.KomenCentralIndiana.org/Race. Register as a member of the Rush Memorial Hospital team and the hospital will get credit for the registration/donation. You can register to participate in or register for the “sleep in”. Either way you will receive the official t-shirt for the event. Donations are also accepted online.
Michele Gettinger, RMH Komen committee member, added, “ The Susan G. Komen Central Indiana organization is changing lives in Indiana through their support of local breast healthcare programs such as ours and they support continued research on breast cancer and other breast health issues. We thank them so much for allowing us to help local patients. They have made an impact in our community.” The Susan G. Komen Central Indiana organization has invested $18 million in central Indiana in helping women with their breast health care. This includes screenings (mammograms), diagnostic tests, treatment, transport, and support.
Erin Pike, RMH Patient Navigator and Oncology Department Director can be contacted to answer most questions concerning the Susan G. Komen Central Indiana grant. For more information about the Susan G. Komen Central Indiana grant program or questions concerning qualification for grant funds/breast healthcare call Erin Pike at 765-932-7025. We hope to see you at the Race for the Cure wearing your pink for hope in the fight against breast cancer and saving lives.