When Colorado Lungs4Life kicks off the 2016 Step4Life 5K/10K event on Sunday, April 17, Dr. Greg Britt and a team of staff from the Cancer Centers of Colorado at Saint Joseph Hospital will be among the hundreds of runners and walkers raising funds for lung cancer care in Colorado.Proceeds from Step4Life will benefit uninsured and under-insured patients fighting lung cancer at Saint Joseph Hospital. The 5K/10K event features dog- and stroller-friendly routes at the Adams County Regional Park in Brighton.
Colorado Lungs4Life is an all-volunteer nonprofit dedicated to raising money for lung cancer research and survivorship programs in Colorado. The Colorado Lungs4Life Board of Directors selected Saint Joseph Hospital to be the beneficiary of its fundraising in 2016 because, as part of a faith-based healthcare system, Saint Joseph Hospital provides innovative and person-centered care to every patient, no matter what:
- Patients at Saint Joseph Hospital have access to the same high-quality treatment, state-of-the-art technologies and innovative research found at national cancer institutes.
- Saint Joseph Hospital’s partnership with National Jewish Health, the nation's leading lung and respiratory research and treatment health organization, means patients have access to clinical trials, new technologies and treatments, and a one-of-a-kind interventional pulmonary lab.
- Patients at Saint Joseph Hospital have access to TrueBeam ™ image guided radiotherapy and radiosurgery technology that targets moving tumors with increased accuracy and reduced radiation to non-affected organs and tissues.
This year, Dr. Greg Britt, a patient-favorite medical oncologist at Saint Joseph Hospital, will serve as the Step4Life 5K/10K honorary starter. Dr. Britt is fellowship-trained and is board-certified in internal medicine, hematology and medical oncology. He is well-known among Saint Joseph Hospital patients for providing excellent care with a generous and caring approach to patients and their families.
To learn more about Colorado Lungs4Life or to join Dr. Britt and staff from the Cancer Centers of Colorado at Saint Joseph Hospital at the 2016 Step4Life 5K/10K, please visit runwalkjog.com/step4life