Hundreds of cancer survivors from York County gathered June 13, 2010 at Sovereign Bank Stadium for the third annual Cancer Survivor Walk. It was believed to be the largest cancer survivor walk in southcentral Pennsylvania.
“Last year the event raised nearly $9,000 for the York Cancer Center’s patient help fund. This year we reached our goal of $10,000”, exclaimed Michelle Gemmill, Events Manager for the York Revolution. As part of the tribute, Ability Prosthetics & Orthotics co-owner and cancer survivor threw out the ceremonial first pitch.
“The Revs players will be wearing pink jerseys that will be raffled off during the game,” Gemmill said, “Winners will be picked toward the end of the game and presented with the jerseys straight off the players’ backs.” Ability Prosthetics & Orthotics Inc. of York, sponsored the game by purchasing the pink jerseys to be raffled off “so that the cancer center did not have to pay for them,” said Gemmill.
“When Michelle called me and explained the sponsorship, it was very easy to say yes,” explains Jeffrey Brandt, CEO & Founder of Ability Prosthetics & Orthotics, Inc, “We (Ability) have recently opened a patient care facility in York and the reception from the community has been tremendous. We are servicing cancer survivors. This is the kind of event that will serve as an annual cornerstone to our social commitment in York.”
All cancer survivors are encouraged to join the walk in 2011. Those interested in the walk or other sponsorships can contact Michelle Gemmill at 717-801-4488.