Thursday, September 25, 2014

Celebrate Cancer Survivorship at GBMC's Legacy Chase

If you've visited GBMC's campus lately, you've probably seen purple signs inviting you to “Celebrate Survivorship” or “Show Support. Ride On.” In case you weren’t sure what all the buzz is about, GBMC is preparing for its 14th annual Legacy Chase steeplechase event on Saturday, September 27, 2014! This time-honored tradition is a fun, family friendly way to spend a late September day in Baltimore—for a great cause! 

This year’s theme is celebrating cancer survivorship. All proceeds benefit Oncology Services at GBMC, where board-certified physicians and more than 150 oncology team members at the Sandra & Malcolm Berman Cancer Institute provide care for nearly 65,000 outpatient visits annually. The event is open to all, but cancer survivors and their families are invited to a special celebration with complimentary refreshments in the Cancer Survivors' Celebration Tent. New this year and available for sale in the tent are “Message of Hope” signs. The signs will be displayed at the event to support those currently in the fight against cancer or those who have already rung the bell to signify the end of their treatment. If you or a family member has been affected by cancer, please stop by the tent during the event to either celebrate your loved one’s survivorship or honor their legacy!

At Legacy Chase, the whole family is invited to join in the festivities. Wristbands, available for $10 in the Kids’ Korner tent, give children access to tons of fun activities, including pony rides, an obstacle course, photo booth, face painting and more! From 1:30-3:30 p.m., kids can visit with the Oriole bird and Poe, the Ravens mascot. Kids are invited to join in the fun of stick pony races, too. There will also be a giveaway, while supplies last, of a GBMC Kids Korner drawstring bag. 

Come hungry—this event is set to have plenty of food! Catering is available by Robert Levine Catering through the event website listed below for groups booking in advance. Additionally, four food trucks will be onsite from 11:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., including Kooper’s Chowhound Burger Wagon, The Jolly Pig, Kona Ice and Iced Gems cupcakes. Attendees are welcome to pack picnics and bring their own food to the event, too.

The main event, steeplechase horse racing, kicks off at 1:00 p.m. Event attendees are invited to come as early as 10:00 a.m. to join in on the fun! Gates will close at 6:00 p.m. Tickets for Founder's Hill, Farmer's Field and Rally at the Rails can be purchased at the gates on the day of the event, Saturday, September 27. Visit for additional information.

We can’t wait to see you at the races! 

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