Share The Health

Frederick Regional Health System to Sponsor Annual Relay for Life Radiothon 5K


Frederick Regional Health System will sponsor the 2nd annual 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, Frederick Regional Health System is once again hosting the American Cancer Society Relay for Life Radiothon and 5K event on Thursday, March 30 through Saturday, April 1. Each year, the event raises funds for the American Cancer Society Relay for Life events in Frederick County. Key 103 and 106.9 The Eagle will broadcast the radiothon live on March 30-31. This is the radiothon’s eighth year, but only the second year that the event will include a 5K.

Relay for Life Radiothon 5K Event Details:

  • Date: Saturday, April 1, 2017
  • Time: 8 a.m.
  • Price: $25 registration (save $5 on a single entry through Feb. 15 with discount code “FMH”; teams of 4 or more will automatically receive a 15-percent discount)
  • Location: Baker Park, Frederick, Md.
  • Registration Info: To register, visit or
  • 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 patients and families in Frederick and Washington Counties plus portions of the Eastern Panhandle through:

  • 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 program, which 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 information and support line—1-800-227-2345 (1-800-ACS-2345)—open 24-7, 365 days a year
  • 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

To register as a participant, visit or

Categories: Cancer