Be Part of Relay for Life! Sage Honored for Continued Support to the American Cancer Society
The Sage Colleges Honored by the American Cancer Society
for Outstanding Fundraising
Albany, NY – The Sage Colleges have long supported the fight against cancer and now the American Cancer Society is honoring the Sage community for its continued commitment.
Sage was recently recognized by the ACS’s Eastern Division for outstanding fundraising efforts. In November, 2009, Sage held the 6th Annual Relay for Life event on the Albany campus, raising nearly $23,000. That amount surpassed the funds raised the previous year by 79%. Sage had the highest increase in net income out of all the college Relay for Life events held in Upstate New York last year.
In 2009, Sage successfully gathered 36 teams, 222 participants and 16 survivors who diligently worked to collect donations and pledges. Relay for Life is the ACS’s signature activity and the largest fundraiser in the world.
This November, Sage will host its 7th Relay, which promises to be a fun-filled event, bringing together cancer survivors and supporters. The goal this year is to raise even more money and make 2010 another record-breaker.
Teams are already forming. Participants are welcome to form their own team of walkers. For more information on The Sage Colleges Relay for Life efforts, please contact Jill Grebert, director of recreation and fitness and Relay All-Star at: firstname.lastname@example.org or (518) 244-2416.
WHEN & WHERE:
Saturday, November 20
Sage College of Albany
Free for survivors
Money raised locally in the Capital Region benefit those in our community fighting the disease in a variety of ways:
- 2,997 cancer patients were given rides to and from their treatment appointments
- 365 women received free wigs
- 197 women attended a free “Look Good, Feel Better” workshop
- 561 Personal Health Managers were given to newly diagnosed patients
- 2,633 local individuals contacted the area chapter to learn more about the services available
- Patient Navigators provided information and support to patients and loved ones
- Hope Lodges provided free accommodations to patients traveling for treatment
- Research grants