York Cancer Center proudly presents the 19th Annual Bike Hike and Butterfly Release to benefit the Cancer Patient Help Fund and the Cancer Screening & Outreach Fund. Walk or bike at your leisure along the scenic Heritage Rail Trail County Park
Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014
11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Indian Rock Elementary School
For patients and families who battle cancer, there are not only emotional and physical impacts, but there is also an overwhelming—and often unexpected —financial impact. Even for patients with insurance, the cost of cancer care can deplete a family's resources and strain their ability to cope at an already stressful time.
The Cancer Patient Help Fund was created in 1995 to lessen this impact on individuals and families, making funds available for everyday expenses such as rent, utilities, groceries and transportation.
By easing this burden, the Cancer Patient Help Fund allows cancer patients and their families to focus their energies on the important task of healing. In 2006, the Cancer Screening and Outreach Fund was established to assist us in our efforts to increase early diagnosis and treatment of cancer in York and Adams counties by providing funding for cancer screening tests for eligible individuals.
It also allows us to provide more educational and outreach services to our local communities.
By participating in the 18th Annual Bike Hike, you can combine recreation and exercise with the satisfaction of helping area residents in need. One hundred percent of proceeds benefit the Cancer Patient Help Fund and the Cancer Screening & Outreach Fund.
You, or a group or family, may purchase a live butterfly to release in honor or in memory of a loved one. We will hold a release ceremony at 11 a.m. If you are unable to be present to release your butterfly, a volunteer will release the butterfly for you. The cost is $25 per butterfly. The deadline to request a butterfly is August 30. You do not have to be registered for the Bike Hike to participate in the Butterfly Release.