Frederick Regional Health System to Sponsor Relay for Life Radiothon 5K
Join FRHS and the American Cancer Society in the Fight to End Cancer

United in the local fight against cancer, Relay for Life is once again hosting the Relay for Life Radiothon and 5k with Frederick Regional Health System. Each year, the event raises funds for the American Cancer Society’s Frederick Relay for Life Chapter. Key 103 and 106.9 The Eagle will broadcast the radiothon live on March 30-31st, and include a 5k on April 1st. This is the second year that the event will include a 5K.
  • Event: : Relay For Life Radiothon 5K
  • Date: Radiothon March 30-31st and 5k on April 1st
  • Time: 8 a.m.
  • Price: $25 registration (save $5 on a single entry or 15 percent on a team of 4 or more with discount code “FMH”)
  • Location: Baker Park, Frederick, MD
  • Registration Info: To register, visit www.key103radio.com/2016/12/19/2017-radiothon-5k/.
  • Proceeds Benefit: American Cancer Society Relay For Life events in Frederick County
In Frederick County, cancer is the leading cause of death, and as the population ages, and detection and diagnosis improve, the incidence of cancer is expected to increase significantly.

“One hundred years ago, when the American Cancer Society started, one of 10 people diagnosed with cancer survived,” says Laurie Frey, senior community manager of the American Cancer Society’s Frederick chapter. “Today, two out of three survive, which shows the great progress we’re making. However, that third person needs to be saved. We’re not done—we still have a lot of work to do until we get to that point.”

Last year’s event raised more than $26,000. To date, the event has raised more than $200,000 for cancer research and support. Proceeds from the radiothon and 5K help to support:
  • Research for better diagnostic and treatment options
  • Road to Recovery program, which provides transportation for cancer patients to and from treatment
  • Look Good Feel Better...supports women facing the physical side effects of cancer treatment
  • Hope Lodge stays, where cancer patients and their caregivers receive a free place to stay when their best hope for treatment is in another city
  • Toll-free support line, open 24-7, 365 days a year.
  • 1-800-227-2345 (1-800-ACS-2345)
  • And more
“There’s an energy with this event,” says Frey. “It’s healing for people who are in the fight or have lost somebody to cancer. You’re surrounded by people who understand what you’re going through. We cheer, we hug, we cry sometimes. It’s always a very positive, uplifting, energizing experience.”

The American Cancer Society is currently looking for event volunteers and cancer survivors to record their stories to share during the event. If interested, contact Laurie Frey at 301-514-2783 or laurie.frey@cancer.org.

To register as a participant, visit www.key103radio.com/2016/12/19/2017-radiothon-5k/.