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                               Coaches Raise Money & Awareness

The basketball court may have its boundaries but unfortunately cancer knows none. The coaches at North
Decatur recognized that fact recently by raising money through its “Coaches for Cancer” program. As a
result they presented a $500 check to the Decatur County Memorial Hospital (DCMH) Oncology Department
on Thursday.


Chargers Varsity Coach Kyle Nobbe shared that the efforts culminated with the North Decatur versus Hauser
game on Friday, January 8. However, the results were bolstered by a week of fundraising activities at the
school leading up to the event. Students participated in the “wear a hat” day, a jeans day and even a shooting
competition at lunch time. All were designed to not only raise funds, but to raise awareness of the challenges
facing the disease and the search for a cure.


The efforts didn’t stop when the game started. During the game, cheerleaders passed the change bucket for
additional collections. To add to the fun they threw out mini Charger/DCMH basketballs to the crowd
during the game.


While the Chargers ended up winning the game over Hauser 60-58, the oncology department at DCMH came
out the real winner for the evening. According to Cindy Daihl, RN, OCN and Oncology Department
Manager the donation was much appreciated. “We really can’t thank the students and coaches at North
Decatur enough for their caring and compassion,” Daihl said. “Efforts like these are so important to our
community, our Hospital and our patients.


Daihl noted it also helps to raise awareness of the DCMH services. The oncology program at Decatur
County Memorial Hospital has been recognized by the Commission on Cancer of the American College of
Surgeons - the national gold standard in cancer care. This prestigious stamp of approval demonstrates an
elevated level of care in diagnosis, treatment, screening and community outreach.


Those seeking more information about the DCMH program may contact Daihl at (812) 663-1220 or visit the
DCMH website at www.dcmh.net.


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