DAYTONA BEACH, FLA. – (October 15, 2020) – Halifax Health and Making Strides Against Breast Cancer are partnering together again this year to celebrate and support cancer survivors. The event will look different this year in light of COVID-19 CDC guidelines; however we are excited to host a safe event while cheering on survivors with a “Hope in Motion Pink Car Parade” hosted at Halifax Health Medical Center of Daytona Beach campus.
“Hope in Motion Pink Car Parade” will take place Friday, October 16, 2020 at 5:30 pm. All participants must register in advance at makingstrideswalk.org/Volusia/Flagler, or by calling Jennifer Peludat at 386.425.2378. All survivors will remain safely in their cars along the parade route while being cheered by volunteers socially distanced along the parade route.
“Because of the determination of Making Strides supporters, the American Cancer Society is there for people in every community affected by breast cancer, whether they’re currently dealing with a diagnosis, may face one in the future, or will avoid it altogether because of education and risk reduction,” saidLeslie Castillo, Senior Manager of Community Development at the American Cancer Society.“This is a unique event during unprecedent times where a community is embracing a bittersweet mix of purpose – celebrating survivorship and paying meaningful tributes to loved ones lost. From research to education, prevention to diagnosis and treatment to recovery, we provide support to everyone impacted by breast cancer.”
About Halifax Health
Recognized as one of the 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals™ in the United States by IBM Watson Health™, Halifax Health serves Volusia and Flagler counties, providing a continuum of healthcare services through a network of organizations including a tertiary hospital, two community hospitals, an urgent care, psychiatric services, a cancer treatment center with five outreach locations, the area’s largest hospice, a center for inpatient rehabilitation, outpatient rehabilitation clinics, primary care walk-in clinics, a clinic specializing in women’s health, a pediatric care community clinic, three children’s medical practices, a home healthcare agency, and an exclusive provider organization. Halifax Health offers the area’s only Level II Trauma Center, Comprehensive Stroke Center, Center for Transplant Services, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, Pediatric Emergency Department, Child and Adolescent Behavioral Services, complete Neurosurgical Services, OB Emergency Department and Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit that cares for babies born earlier than 28 weeks. For more information, visit halifaxhealth.org.
About American Cancer Society
The American Cancer Society is a global grassroots force of 1.5 million volunteers dedicated to saving lives, celebrating lives, and leading the fight for a world without cancer. From breakthrough research, to free lodging near treatment, a 24/7/365 live helpline, free rides to treatment, and convening powerful activists to create awareness and impact, the Society is the only organization attacking cancer from every angle. For more information go to www.cancer.org.