PCOM Walks the Walk for Cancer Research During Relay for Life Event
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PCOM Walks the Walk for Cancer Research

April 13, 2016


Several PCOM students walked the night away last Friday in support of the American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life. The global event raises funds for cancer research and to support patients and caregivers.

This year’s theme was “Carnival.” Awards were given for best costumes and other superlatives. Other events—such as dodgeball, a breakdancing class and yoga—occurred during the main walk, designed to keep participants entertained and spirits high. Students also held a luminaria ceremony to honor and remember those who have overcome cancer, and those who died from it.

This year, the event raised more than $13,000 for the American Cancer Society. Since its inception in 2011, PCOM walkers have raised nearly $96,000. Participants walk to represent the hope that those lost to cancer will never be forgotten, that those who face cancer will be supported, and that one day cancer will be eliminated.

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Founded in 1899, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM) has trained thousands of highly competent, caring physicians, health practitioners and behavioral scientists who practice a “whole person” approach to care—treating people, not just symptoms. PCOM operates three campuses (PCOM, PCOM Georgia and PCOM South Georgia) and offers doctoral degrees in clinical psychology, educational psychology, osteopathic medicine, pharmacy, physical therapy and school psychology, and graduate degrees in applied behavior analysis, applied positive psychology, biomedical sciences, forensic medicine, medical laboratory science, mental health counseling, non profit leadership and population health management, organizational development and leadership, physician assistant studies, school psychology, and public health management and administration. PCOM students learn the importance of health promotion, research, education and service to the community. Through its community-based Healthcare Centers, PCOM provides care to medically underserved populations. For more information, visit pcom.edu or call 215-871-6100.

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Daniel McCunney
Associate Director, News and Media Relations
Email: danielmc1@pcom.edu
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