Champions for the Cause

SoutheastHEALTH’s Cancer awareness campaign titled “Champions for the Cause” is designed to increase awareness of resources available right here in the region for the prevention and treatment of ALL cancers. Our dedicated cancer team provides the highest quality of care through prevention and early detection, evidence-based therapies and a multidisciplinary approach guided by the philosophy of healing the whole person through the cancer journey. 

Again this year, we’ve teamed up with local fire, police and emergency services team throughout the region to help spread awareness to the community about the importance of cancer prevention and screenings. We also sell t-shirts to benefit the SoutheastHEALTH Foundation Cancer Fund, which provides necessary support and resources for current cancer patients and those that can’t afford preventative screening. 

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Run for Ragan

The 5th Annual Run for Ragan is a 5 and 8K event that commemorates the life of Ragan Neilson, a Cape Girardeau native and daughter of Dr. Robert and Barb Ward, who lost her life to breast cancer.  All proceeds from the race help the SoutheastHEALTH Foundation’s Cancer Care Fund assist local women in their fight against breast cancer.

In addition to the 5 and 8K races, a 1 one mile Memorial Walk and Kids Fun Run is also planned.  This year, kids, up to age 12, who participate in the 1 Mile Fun Run, will receive a free small Kona Ice snow cone and other fun surprises.

This year’s event will be held on Saturday, September 30th at the Southeast Cancer Center starting at 8am and kicks off SoutheastHEALTH’s Cancer awareness campaign called “Champions for the Cause”.  The goal of this campaign is to increase awareness of resources available right here in the region for the prevention and treatment of ALL cancers.

Circle of 8

1 in 8 women will develop breast cancer in their lifetime

Stay vigilant about your own health, and help hold your loved ones accountable for theirs by forming a Circle of Eight.

It’s easy to get started. Just choose eight women and on the eighth day of every month, remind your circle to attend to their breast health by performing a self-exam or by scheduling a mammogram. By banding together, we can help detect breast cancer earlier and increase the odds of survival.