Dayton and Premier Health Police Raise Funds for Oncology Patients

On Dec. 28, members of the Premier Health Department of Public Safety (DPS) and representatives of the Dayton Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #44 presented proceeds from similar fundraisers in support of cancer patients at Premier hospitals. Both departments conducted Go Pink/No Shave events last fall in which male participants were permitted to have neatly trimmed facial hair, and female participants were allowed to have a pink stripe in their hair or wear pink nail polish after contributing to the fundraiser. Dayton Police representatives presented a check for $5,600 to benefit Integrative Therapy programs for MVH oncology patents, and DPS members and allied staff raised $1,175 for breast cancer programs based at each Premier hospital foundation.

This is the first year that the system-wide Premier Health police department has participated in this type of fundraiser. Sgt. Josh Wendling spearheaded the event for Premier Health DPS, coordinating with command staff, supervisors and site leaders at each campus. Donors were able to direct their contributions to existing breast cancer funds at each Premier Health hospital foundation. The foundations are grateful for the generosity and commitment of the men and women of these two community-minded police agencies for their support of these vital programs benefiting cancer patients throughout the area.