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Botsford Hospital Beats Garden City Hospital in Walking Challenge

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

Beaumont Health is a not-for-profit organization formed by Beaumont Health System, Botsford Health Care and Oakwood Healthcare to provide high-quality, efficient, accessible services in a caring environment for southeastern Michigan residents and beyond. As one of Beaumont Health's eight hospitals, Botsford Hospital is a multi-specialty 330-bed hospital and verified trauma center located in Farmington Hills, Michigan. The campus also houses an imaging center, a comprehensive care cancer center and an extensive medical education program---part of Michigan State University's Statewide Campus System. Annually, Botsford cares for about 16,000 inpatients and more than 60,000 emergency and trauma patients with a team of approximately 2,500 employees, 300 volunteers and 600 physicians.

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