Botsford News Release
Farmington Hills, Mich. (May 28, 2010)---Botsford Hospital beat Garden City Hospital in a walking challenge that the two hospitals held during the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life on May 22.
Team Botsford walked 8,628 minutes or 143.8 hours, beating Garden City by 742 minutes. Between the two hospitals, close to 200 people participated. The event represented Botsford’s first walking challenge with another hospital.
Stacy Brand, chair of Botsford Hospital’s wellness committee, says, “Team Botsford was thrilled to have 111 people participate in an event that not only improved their health through walking but also allowed them to support and make a difference in the fight against cancer. We were also pleased to raise $3,350 to support the American Cancer Society, and our team captains will continue fundraising throughout the summer.”
PHOTO CAPTION: Team Botsford at the American Cancer Society Relay for Life in Farmington
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