For Immediate Release:  May 26, 2017

Assumption Regional Catholic School
to host “Ribbons of Hope” Field Day
Event to benefit AtlantiCare Cancer Care Institute 

Who:              Assumption Regional Catholic School students

What:             To host “Ribbons of Hope” Field Day Event to raise funds for
                       the AtlantiCare Cancer Care Institute, a Fox Chase Cancer Center Partner

When:             Friday, June 2, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
                      (The event is open to the public from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.)                                    

Where:           Assumption Regional Catholic School
                      146 S. Pitney Rd, Galloway, NJ, 08205

Details:           Assumption Regional Catholic School will host a “Ribbons of Hope” Field Day and Fundraiser Friday, June 2. Proceeds will benefit the AtlantiCare Cancer Care Institute, a Fox Chase Cancer Center Partner.

Students will become part of their grade-level classroom teams. Their teachers will act as team captains. They will fundraise as a team and participate in several fun-filled and educational events. The event is an opportunity to involve students in a philanthropic event, while teaching them about prevention, detection and treatment of cancer.

After 3 p.m., the event will open to the public. Community teams will participate in the games.

Activities will include education; face painting; a bounce obstacle course; yoga with Grow Yoga of Galloway, NJ; live entertainment, auction, and food vendors. The Dr. Jan Astin Mobile Mammography van will also be on site from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. to provide free mammograms.

The event will also include a celebration of survivors. A closing ceremony will pay tribute to those who have lost their fight against cancer and those who continue to fight.

About the AtlantiCare Cancer Care Institute
AtlantiCare Cancer Care Institute, a Fox Chase Cancer Center Partner has locations in Egg Harbor Township and Cape May Court House, New Jersey. AtlantiCare’s experienced cancer care physicians and specialists include those who have academic appointments at Fox Chase Cancer Center, including several who are members of the Fox Chase Cancer Center Hematology/Oncology Department. They work in close partnership with certified nurse practitioners, oncology nurses, pharmacists, and social workers. This team offers the full spectrum of cancer care—from evaluation and diagnosis to treatment, clinical trials, psychosocial support, wellness services and survivorship. The AtlantiCare Cancer Care Institute is accredited by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer and the American College of Radiology for Radiation Therapy.

About Assumption Regional Catholic School
Assumption Regional Catholic School’s mission is to create, inspire, and nurture an environment that embraces gospel values and meets the academic needs of each student for the growth of our school community.

Contacts:      
Jennifer Tornetta, (O) 609-569-7010, (C) 609-335-3446, jennifer.tornetta@atlanticare.org
Betsy Woerner, (O) 609-677-6016, (C) 609-385-6361, betsy.woerner@atlanticare.org

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AtlantiCare, a member of Geisinger Health System, is an integrated system of services designed to help people achieve optimal health. It includes AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center, AtlantiCare Health Engagement, the AtlantiCare Foundation, and AtlantiCare Health Services. Its more than 5,500 employees and more than 900 physicians serve the community in nearly 70 locations. A 2009 Malcolm Baldrige Award winner, AtlantiCare was also included in Modern Healthcare’s Best Places to Work in Healthcare in 2010. ARMC became the 105th hospital in the nation to attain status as a Magnet™ designated hospital in March of 2004 and was redesignated a Magnet™ hospital in 2008 and 2013.