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CCH Employees Score Touchdowns for Life

Central Carolina Hospital sponsered a full day of fun and flag football, raising more than $600 for American Cancer Society's Relay for Life.

PRLog - Mar. 30, 2012 - CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. -- Sanford, N.C. (March 29, 2012) – Central Carolina Hospital (CCH) sponsored a full day of fun and flag football on March 24, raising more than $600 for the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life and providing hope for Lee County residents facing the disease.


Relay for Life is now a global effort, started locally in Tacoma, WA in 1986, in which teams camp out overnight, taking turns walking laps around a track in a relay-style event.  The family-friendly environment provides a number of opportunities for fundraising and has spread around the world, making millions of dollars available for cancer research and helping communities around the globe celebrate the lives of people who are, or have, battled cancer, remember loved ones lost, and fight the disease.  

Two inspired teams of CCH employees held their flag-football game at Southern Lee High School.  Under a gray sky and a colorful tent, CCH employees and volunteers greeted family, friends, and community members.   The teams sold t-shirts, refreshments, and charged a $2 dollar admission fee to raise monies earmarked as a portion of their contribution to the Sanford Relay for Life on May 11.  The team selling the most tickets was awarded an additional seven points on their final score, enabling the “Pink Pride” to win the game versus the “Purple Power.”  

Despite the spirited competition, the event goals were fun and fundraising, and both were successful.  “We have an amazing group of employees,” said Danyl Butler, Director of Business Development for CCH, “And they always find ways to give back to the Lee County community.  We’re proud of their dedication and commitment.”

In addition to Sanford’s Relay on May 11, at Lion’s Club Fairgrounds, other Sandhills communities are planning events, including Southern Pines on April 21 at Sandhills Community College and Siler City on May 4 at Jordan Matthews High School.  Event dates and times for all areas can be found at www.relayforlife.org.

About Central Carolina Hospital

Central Carolina Hospital, part of Tenet North Carolina, serves the medical and health care needs of Lee County and surrounding communities.  The 137-bed acute care hospital offers a wide range of programs and services, including emergency services, outpatient rehabilitation programs, diagnostic radiology, inpatient and outpatient surgery, maternity services, and cardiac catheterization, echocardiography, and cardiopulmonary rehabilitation programs.  The hospital is accredited by The Joint Commission, the nation's oldest and largest hospital accreditation agency.

To learn more about Central Carolina Hospital, visit www.centralcarolinahospital.com

Contact:  Danyl Butler, Central Carolina Hospital

Telephone:  919-708-4638

E-mail:  danyl.butler@tenethealth.com

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