Greene County News Report
SPRING VALLEY — The Greene Medical Foundation Circle of Victory will officially kick off 6-8 p.m. Sept. 9 with the help of Apple Country Farm Market in Spring Valley. Apple Country Farm Market has again teamed up with the Foundation to help raise cancer awareness and oney for this important cause.
The annual Circle of Victory 5K Walk/Run is set for Sunday, Oct. 11 and will raise funds to provide financial help to cancer patients living in Greene County. Last year Apple Country Farm Market donated $3,000 to Circle of Victory from funds generated by the corn maze.
Owners Marcie and Dale Hagler have designed the Corn Maze in honor of the Circle of Victory as they have a personal connection to the cause since Marcie is a four-year breast cancer survivor. This year’s theme is Tree of Hope.
In addition throughout the corn maze season, mammography and radiology professionals from the hospitals are available at the corn maze to educate attendees about cancer and schedule mammograms.
Apple Country Farm Market is open for the season through Nov. 8. The farm offers an 11-acre cornfield maze, hay rides, campfires, barnyard animals, duck races, pumpkins, pumpkin painting and more. The farm will host groups.
For more information or to make reservations call Marcie at 937-750-1005 or email [email protected] Hours of operation are 5-8 p.m. Fridays; 1-9 p.m. Saturdays; and 1-6 p.m. Sundays. Bring your own flashlights. Call for weekend scheduling for groups of 20 or more. Cost is $9 for age 13 and up and $7 for ages 4-12. Ages 3 and under free. For more information visit www.applecountryfarm.com.
Circle of Victory
The Circle of Victory October cancer awareness walk will include a balloon launch ceremony — recognizing current patients and caregivers. There will be music, vendors, health screenings and information. This year it is set to take place at Soin Medical Center. Sign up as an individual, a family, or a team and raise funds for Circle of Victory. Visit circleofvictorywalk.kintera.org or call 937-352-2250.
The Circle of Victory is searching for a person be given the Ambassador Award. This award is presented yearly to a Greene County resident who is a cancer survivor or is in the midst of their cancer journey. The ambassador will represent the Circle of Victory throughout the Greene County community to the best of their ability throughout the following 12 months. This includes visits to community groups to share their journey and encourage participation with Circle of Victory. It may also include radio, TV and/or print advertising. Mail Greene Medical Foundation/Circle of Victory, 1141 N. Monroe Drive, Xenia, OH 45385 or email [email protected].
Greene County News report compiled by Merrilee Embs.