Twenty-third Annual Eagle National Bank 5K Walk/Run to Fight Cancer is September 20 at Delaware County Memorial Hospital
Racers at the 2013 Eagle National Bank 5K
Walk/Run to benefit the Delaware County
Regional Cancer Center.
August 12, 2014 (Drexel Hill, Pa.) – Eagle National Bank and Delaware County Memorial Hospital (DCMH) are partners for the 23rd straight year as they make plans to host their highly successful 5K Walk/Run to Fight Cancer. This year’s event is Saturday, September 20 and the team-focused event once again benefits the Delaware County Regional Cancer Center. Over the 23-year relationship fighting cancer together, Eagle National Bank and DCMH have raised over $500,000 dollars through this event that annually has as much spirit and excitement as any local fundraising Walk/Run.
David Murphy, meteorologist for WPVI-TV 6ABC, has graciously supported the Delaware County Regional Cancer Center for several years and he is the master of ceremonies for this year’s event. Registration is from 8:30-9:45 a.m. at DCMH (501 N. Lansdowne Avenue, Drexel Hill), and the run starts at 10 a.m. and the walk starts at 10:01 a.m., rain or shine.
Individuals and teams are motivated to participate frequently by a friend or loved one who has experienced cancer, and this personal connection creates the strong sense of purpose to fight this terrible disease. Maureen Lucas, vice president, Eagle National Bank, comments, “A primary reason for the event’s success has been the team focus. Each year we are so excited to see the positive energy and smiles on the faces of those running and walking, as it’s a great way to turn an individual loss into a greater purpose through the help of friends and family.” Last year over 20 teams participated in the event that included over 850 participants who either ran the 5K through the beautiful neighborhood of Drexel Park or instead chose the one-mile fun walk through DCMH’s upper parking lot.
In addition to the Walk/Run, the community is invited to attend the health and wellness fair from 9 a.m. to noon on September 20 at Delaware County Memorial Hospital. The health fair includes fun activities for the entire family, including: free health screenings, free health information, free children’s activities, flu shots, walk-in mammograms (bring your insurance information, call (610) 284-8158 if you are uninsured), food, refreshments and giveaways while supplies last. Marie DeStefano, senior administrative director of Oncology, Crozer-Keystone, comments, “This entire event is annually one of our greatest highlights as we are so appreciative of the support for our Delaware County Regional Cancer Center, and we always enjoy spending time with our returning friends and look to welcome new friends this September.”
Save time and money by pre-registering as an individual or as a team by Sept. 9. To register online, visit http://bit.ly/enb2014 or call (610) 853-4805 for more information. Registration fees are $25 for adults and $15 for children under-15 for all registrations received by September 9. Fees increase to $30 for adults and $20 for children under-15 for registrations received September 10-19, as well as onsite at the event. Only registrations received by Sept. 9 are guaranteed to receive an Eagle National Bank Walk/Run T-shirt and all participants are eligible for door prizes. Teams of 5 or more will receive a free team photo for each member. If you are unable to participate in the event, donations are also appreciated and can be made by visiting http://bit.ly/enb2014.
The first place male and female runners aged 16 and over will each receive a $100 American Express Gift Cheque, a plaque and an Eagle National Bank Walk/Run sweatshirt. The first place male and female runners aged 15 and under will each receive a $50 American Express Gift Cheque, a plaque and an Eagle National Bank Walk/Run sweatshirt. Medals will be awarded to the top three runners, both male and female, and in age classifications (15-under, 16-18, 19-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59 and 60+). Please note that the course route did change for 2014, and runners will be reminded to pick up a copy of the course map at registration.
Proceeds from the race benefit the Delaware County Regional Cancer Center, an accredited comprehensive cancer center and member of the Fox Chase Crozer-Keystone Cancer Partnership, located at Delaware County Memorial Hospital. The facility provides the most advanced diagnostic and treatment services available in a patient-centered environment, close to home. For more information, visit http://ckcancer.crozerkeystone.org.
The current sponsors for the event include: A.R.M.S., Inc./JAT-Vac, Inc., Atlantic Diagnostic Labs, LLC, Brothers, Inc./Brothers Security, Eagle National Bank, Eastern Poultry Distributors, Hospicomm, Marshall and Janice Gorson, Murray and Phyllis Gorson, Richard J. Egan Contractors, Whole Foods Market, and WPVI-TV 6ABC. In addition, the event committee thanks John D. Sprandio, M.D., and Consultants in Hematology and Medical Oncology; and Rachelle Lanciano, M.D., and Precision Radiation Oncology, for generously donating the T-shirts.