Harrah’s Cherokee donates to Breast Cancer Walk

by Oct 4, 2012Front Page, NEWS ka-no-he-da0 comments

Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort continues its support of the American Cancer Society (ACS) in the fight against breast cancer by joining the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer campaign and hosting activities to promote awareness and wellness. A $5,000 sponsorship to the ACS for the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk will support breast cancer research, programs and continued services.

In 2000, Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort and the ACS began their partnership by working on Relay for Life events. Collaborating with the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk brings together people from all walks of life to make a difference in a cause that touches so many in our communities.

Harrah’s Cherokee employees will celebrate Pink Week Oct. 15-20 with daily activities to promote awareness, self-exams, early detection and health and wellness. Pink Week provides Harrah’s Cherokee employees the opportunity to learn about the importance of early detection, celebrate survivors and remember loved ones. After a week of raising awareness, HERO volunteers (Harrah’s Employees Reaching Out) will walk in the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk on Saturday, Oct. 20.

Harrah’s Cherokee Wellness Coach, Darlene Ousley said, “Breast Cancer is very personal to me and Pink Week is a way to promote wellness and healing, allowing employees to become involved in a fun way for a serious cause, providing us a healthier future.”

In addition, Janna Hyatt, Harrah’s Cherokee Community Relations Specialist/HERO Coordinator, issued a challenge to employees to get involved in Pink Week activities by promising to shave her head if 50 employees walk in the Making Strides Walk and 100 promise to go to the doctor for yearly check ups.

“I believe a cure for cancer will be found, cancer has been very personal to me and I want employees to know awareness, early detection and support are important to women, men and children,” said Hyatt.

 – Harrah’s Cherokee