Wednesday, September 21, 2016

We Will Break the Record!

This coming Saturday, Sept. 24, we will have our 16th annual Legacy Chase steeplechase event at Shawan Downs in Hunt Valley.  This year’s event will again benefit GBMC’s oncology support services at the Sandra and Malcolm Berman Cancer Institute.

Legacy Chase has become a signature event for GBMC HealthCare combining the excitement of steeplechasing with a celebration of our patients and the services we provide to the community. There’s more to the event than great horse racing and there is something for everyone.  Past events have attracted more than 7,000 equestrian fans, friends, and families from across the region who’ve enjoyed the rail-side tailgating, live music, great food, and family-friendly activities. Many of the crowd-pleasing traditions continue this year—such as the kids’ Stick Pony Race, — and we have added some exciting new components to help make the event another memorable success.

This year we will celebrate our commitment to fight all cancers with an attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the longest cancer awareness ribbon—right in the infield of Shawan Downs.  Stretching a mile and a half long, the lavender ribbon is a symbol of GBMC’s commitment to continually reduce the scourge of cancer.  I’m really excited about this and I am sure with everyone’s support we are going to make it happen!

GBMC HealthCare has worked to perfect cancer care over the last 51 years.  The only comprehensive community cancer program certified with distinction by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer in the Baltimore region, GBMC has invested in talent and technology to provide the best for oncology patients. Whether they are in need of outpatient, inpatient, home care, hospice or survivorship services, the more than 2,000 people with newly diagnosed cancer that GBMC diagnoses and treats annually receive the best care possible. 

I want to thank all those who’ve donated time or treasure and to the GBMC Philanthropy and Marketing Departments who’ve worked so hard in putting together the event and for taking a run at the record!

So, make this year’s event a family affair and come and enjoy a day in the country.  I hope to see you there!

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