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Highlands holds hair-raising event for American Cancer Society

Ralph B. Davis
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PRESTONSBURG — Highlands Regional Medical Center raised over $5,000 for the American Cancer Society - Relay for Life with an exciting contest where the winner won by a hair.


Employees made a donation towards the person whose head they wanted shaved. The contestants with the most funds and the least funds would lose their hair. In the end, it became a very exciting competition with contributions coming in seconds before the deadline.


Participants included HRMC’s Chris Hoffman, COO, along with Bud Warman, CEO, Jimmy Williamson, Director of Maintenance, Mike Brantley, Director of Emergency Services, Kevin Griffith, Food and Nutrition Supervisor, Joshua Johnson, Guest Services, and Dr. Anthony Stumbo, Internal Medicine Physician and Chief Medical Officer.


Chris Hoffman was the winner, with funds totaling more than $2,500.


“This is for a great cause,” said Hoffman with the first cut. “I’m dedicating this to my mother-in-law, who just finished treatment for colon cancer. She recently finished her treatments and is now cancer-free.”


“We are dedicated to making a difference in people’s lives in our community” said Johnson.


Josh Johnson spearheaded the event and worked diligently for several weeks promoting it. He, along with HRMC volunteers, worked for several months coordinating events such as bake sales, Blue Jean Fridays and many other events to raise money for the American Cancer Society. “We will be able to contribute over $6,000 this year!” said Johnson.

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