Crystal Run employees raise $21K for Relay for Life

24 Jun 2016 | 04:15

Physicians and staff of Crystal Run Healthcare came together to fundraise for the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life. A total of $9,062 funds were raised by employees in a variety of ways including a practice-wide dress down day as well as numerous raffles. Including Crystal Run Healthcare’s corporate sponsorship, a grand total of $21,062 was donated to the American Cancer Society for five local Relays including Goshen, Newburgh, Pine Bush, Rockland County, and Sullivan County.
The funds raised support the American Cancer Society’s mission of finding answers that save lives and improving cancer patients’ quality of life through research, community, education programs, and patient advocacy initiatives.
Each year, more than four million people in over 20 countries come together to raise necessary funds and awareness to save lives from cancer through the Relay for Life movement. At these events, participants and survivors celebrate what they’ve overcome, remember those who have lost the battle against such a deadly disease, and honor those who have fought or are still fighting. The Relay for Life movement inspires all participants to take action against a disease that has taken too much.

Crystal Run helps kick-off Relays

Crystal Run Healthcare Oncologist, Dr. Marc Rappaport, spoke at the opening ceremony of the Relay for Life of Newburgh, where a total of $2,149 was raised.
At the Relay for Life of Pine Bush, Dr. Manuel C. Perry, Crystal Run Healthcare Oncologist, addressed the crowd during the opening ceremony.
At the Relay for Life of Rockland in Pearl River, the team raised a total of $3,650 in donations and raffles.
Dr. Robert E. Dinsmore, Oncologist at Crystal Run Healthcare, kicked off the opening ceremony of the Relay for Life of Sullivan County, where a total of $3,263 was raised.
Staff members and providers from Crystal Run Healthcare were also at each Relay event giving away t-shirts and other items, as well as selling raffle tickets to a variety of prizes. All proceeds for the raffle ticket sales were donated to the Relay for Life. Crystal Run Healthcare has been a corporate sponsor of the Relay for Life since 2003.

Successful events

“It was a very successful weekend, culminating in the Relay for Life events in Goshen, Newburgh, Pine Bush, Rockland County, and Sullivan County," said Rappaport. "The Crystal Run Healthcare teams collected over $9,000 for the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life movements. I was specifically honored to be a speaker at the Relay for Life of Newburgh, as well as part of the Team Newburgh Relay team. Each year, Crystal Run continues to be a huge supporter of the Relay for Life and is proud to do so. The funds raised go to the amazing support services that the American Cancer Society provides to our patients.”
Crystal Run Healthcare multispecialty group practices have more than 400 providers in 40 medical specialties and more than 30 practice locations in the Hudson Valley and lower Catskill region. For more information about Crystal Run, visit www.crystalrunhealthcare.com, call 845-703-6999 or follow on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook.