Nearly everyone has been touched by cancer, either through their own personal battle or through the battle of someone they love, and this disease has taken too much from too many. In 2016, there will be an estimated 1,685,210 new cancer cases diagnosed and 595,690 cancer deaths in the US, according to research by the American Cancer Society. For more information visit this link- http://www.cancer.org/acs/groups/content/@research/documents/document/acspc-047079.pdf
This year has been Berks Eye Physicians and Surgeons 3rd year participating in Relay For Life of Western Berks. We participate because we know we are making a difference in the fight to end cancer by raising funds and cancer awareness. Our event was Friday, June 17, 2016 at Wilson West High school. It is a 24 hour event to signify the struggle of a Cancer patient. Our team consisted of 18 team members and has raised a total of $7801.43 so far. Berks Eye sponsors Relay For Life in support of our employees that have fought and/or continue to fight Cancer. Many of our staff Relay in support or memory of family/friends touched by this terrible disease. We will continue to fundraise until September 1, 2016. After that, a new Relay year starts!