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York Cancer Center Bike Hike

Sunday, September 10, 2017

The York Cancer Center proudly presents the Annual Bike Hike and Butterfly Release, to benefit the Cancer Patient Help Fund and the Cancer Screening & Outreach Fund. Walk or bike at your own pace and distance along the scenic Heritage Rail Trail County Park.  Or you can release a live butterfly to honor a loved one.  Full details on the event and the butterfly release are listed on this website.

Date: Sunday, September 10, 2017.

Time: 11a.m. - 2p.m.


Indian Rock Elementary School
1500 Indian Rock Dam Road
York, PA  17403

Map and driving directions

For more information contact Lisa Oriolo at loriolo@wellspan.org, or call 717-851-2149.

 Registration Information:

The individual registration fee is $20.00 for those ages 18 and older. Participants who are 17 years old and younger are free. Participants will receive an event t-shirt (while supplies last). Please note: We do not allow dogs in the grass or sidewalk area around the registration tables, the butterfly release or near participants standing at the front of the school. If you would like to take your dog on the trail, please do not bring your dog to this area before or after the event. Your cooperation is greatly appreciated!

NEW THIS YEAR! Fundraise for the event and receive free registration. We encourage you to fundraise for this event.

•Individuals who raise $100.00 – your registration fee is waived.
•Teams of 2 to 5 members – raise $250.00 or more – your registration fee is waived.
•Teams of 6 to 10 members – raise $500.00 or more – your registration fee is waived.

Online and mail registration is now closed.

You can still register at the door on Sunday morning from 10:30 am to 1:00 pm. Please bring a completed registration form with you. 

Registration Form Team Information Fundraising Form Butterfly Form

  • Our Mission

    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.

  • About the Bike Hike

     By participating in the Annual Bike Hike, you can combine recreation and exercise with the satisfaction of helping area residents in need. One hundred percent of the proceeds benefit the Cancer Patient Help Fund and the Cancer Screening & Outreach Fund.

  • About the Butterfly Release

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    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 at the start of the Bike Hike.

    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 September 15th. You do not have to be registered for the Bike Hike to participate in the Butterfly Release. Please see the order form on this website to reserve your butterfly.

  • How Do I Participate?
    1. Collect monetary donations from your friends, family members, neighbors, coworkers and others who would like to support your participation in the event on behalf of the Cancer Patient Help Fund.
    2. Record their names and contributions on the Fundraising Form on this website.
    3. Bring the gift form and your contributions to the Bike Hike registration table on the day of the event. Or mail it in prior to the event to the York Health Foundation, 50 North Duke Street, York PA 17401.
  • Event Sponsors

     Diamond Spoke Sponsors:

    • Cumulus Media – 96.1 WSOX Radio
    • M&T Bank

    Platinum Spoke Sponsors:

    • Anstadt Communications
    • Apple Hill Surgical Center
    • Glatfelter Insurance Group
    • Penn Waste
    • Shipley Energy
    • The Stewart Companies

    Gold Spoke Sponsors:

    • First Capital Federal Credit Union
    • Graham Foundation
    • Intelliprint Solutions
    • Kleppers Security Source 

    Silver Spoke Sponsors:

    • Barbara Sweitzer
    • Dr. Larry Oxenberg
    • PNC Bank
    • Rock Commercial Real Estate

Donate to The WellSpan York Health Foundation 

Donate using our secure online system:

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Donate by Telephone:

Call the Foundation at 717-851-3595 during business hours, Monday through Friday, to make a donation by phone using your credit card. A staff member will assist you with the process and answer any questions you may have about your contribution.  

Donate by Mail:

Send a check payable to the WellSpan York Health Foundation to: 
WellSpan York Health Foundation
50 N. Duke Street, 2nd Floor
York, PA 17401

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