October 15, 2015 - “Volley for a Cure Raises $3,600 for Memorial Health Foundation”

(October 15, 2015, Marietta, Ohio) –

On October 5th, Volley for a Cure took place during the volleyball game between Warren High School and Marietta High School. During this game, donations were accepted to benefit the Strecker Patient Emergency Fund held by the Memorial Health Foundation. Over $3,600 was raised from the community. This event was held during Breast Health Awareness Month.


The Strecker Patient Emergency Fund goes directly to patients receiving care through the Strecker Cancer Center at Memorial Health System. This fund can help with transportation costs, medicine costs, diagnostic breast exams, mammograms and any other costs associated with receiving treatment.


Daneka Hedges, Executive Director of the Memorial Health Foundation, said “It is wonderful to see young adults coming together to raise awareness about cancer in our region by supporting the Strecker Patient Emergency Fund. The Marietta High School girls’ volleyball team played their hearts out for the loved ones they lost to cancer. It is great to see young philanthropists in our community.”


The Memorial Health Foundation: The Memorial Health Foundation provides an opportunity for us to invest in the health of our community. To keep advancing, we need your support- because the help you give now will make a difference in the care we are able to give in the future. Gifts will allow the Foundation to continually build on our commitment to innovation by providing quality healthcare to more patients in more places in and around our community. You can learn more by calling (740) 374-4913 or emailing

The Memorial Health System: The Memorial Health System is a not-for-profit health system governed by a volunteer board of community members that are committed to providing comprehensive services that meet the needs of our region.  We are comprised of a network of two hospitals, outpatient service sites, assisted and long-term care facilities and a retirement community.  We work in innovative ways to meet the healthcare challenges of today, while preparing for health needs of our communities in the future. You can learn more by visiting

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