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Press Releases

Holy Name Medical Center's Hispanic Outreach Program

Date: 4/8/2010

Teaneck, NJ- The Hispanic Outreach Program at Holy Name Medical Center has launched a fundraising initiative, Walk for Hope, a walkathon designed to promote cancer prevention awareness to Hispanic men and women. The walk will take place on May 22 at James Braddock Park in North Bergen, NJ. Walkers are encouraged to join the cause, and sponsorship opportunities are available at various levels.

The mission of the "Walk for Hope" Campaign, in partnership with the Celia Cruz Foundation, is to provide education to the Hispanic community by identifying common health risks such as breast cancer, prostate cancer and colon cancer by providing early detection screenings as well as preventing illnesses such as high blood pressure, diabetes, and obesity. The walk has adopted a goal of generating funds to facilitate breast and prostate cancer screening for underserved members of the community and provide referrals to specialty physicians.

Celia Cruz, one of the most accomplished and revered singers in history, founded the Celia Cruz Foundation. During her music career, she became an advocate for education and health issues in the Hispanic community. After loosing her life to cancer in 2003, the foundation carries on her legacy by raising funds for the fight against cancer.

The Hispanic Outreach Program at Holy Name Medical Center was established to create awareness of Holy Name's commitment to assuring the highest level of healthcare to members of the Hispanic community and, consistent with the Medical Center's ministry of healing, to provide services and programs in a culturally sensitive and caring environment.

For more information on the Walk for Hope or on how you can become a walker or program sponsor, please visit www.holyname.org/walkforhope or call The Hispanic Outreach Program at 201-833-3388 and make a difference.

Holy Name Medical Center is a fully accredited, not-for-profit, acute care community hospital located in Teaneck, New Jersey. Founded and sponsored by the sisters of St. Joseph of Peace in 1925, the hospital is now a comprehensive 361-bed medical center offering leading-edge medical practice and technology, administered in an environment rooted in a tradition of compassion and respect for every patient. Affiliation with the New York-Presbyterian Healthcare system brings further advantages to our Bergen County community, including access to clinical trials, highly specialized physicians, and expanded opportunities for professional medical education.