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South Georgia Medical Center recently presented a check for $15,264.21 to the American Cancer Society. The money was raised for Valdosta-Lowndes County Relay for Life, which is a community-based fundraising event sponsored by the American Cancer Society.

In order to have raised the amount of money that was collected, Team SGMC conducted various fundraisers, such as holding drawings for gift baskets, scheduling pay-to-wear blue jeans days, bingo tournaments, and other internal departmental challenges. Julie Blodgett, the captain for Team SGMC in Relay for Life, states, “Many thanks to all SGMC employees that contributed to the success of this event by purchasing jean stickers, purchasing t-shirts, buying basket tickets, donating items for bingo, and volunteering their time”.

“We are so appreciative of the continued support from SGMC,” states Jessica Davis, the senior manager of hospital systems with the American Cancer Society. “We would not be able to the work without our donors. We are thankful for our partnership with SGMC and look forward to continue helping cancer patients in the area.”

Out of 45 teams, South Georgia Medical Center is currently in first place in Lowndes County for having the most contributions for the 2019 Relay for Life. With 50 employees contributing their time and effort, Team SGMC also had the highest number of volunteers.

With 418 licensed beds and more than 300 affiliated physicians and 2,600 employees, SGMC, its campuses, and affiliates provide a broad range of high quality healthcare services. SGMC is located in Valdosta, Georgia and serves 380,000 residents across a 15-county service area.

This is a press release from South Georgia Regional Medical Center.

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