Hand in Hand: Saving Lives from Cancer, One Couple at a Time - Genesis HealthCare System - Zanesville, Ohio

Published on March 18, 2014

Hand in Hand: Saving Lives from Cancer, One Couple at a Time

Genesis HealthCare System is leading an advocacy and awareness campaign called Hand in HandSM to educate couples in Southeastern Ohio on the risks of gender-specific cancers and to motivate them to take action to protect themselves and the ones they love from the threat of cancer. This community health campaign promotes the early detection required to help treat cancers more effectively. 

 Cancer is the second leading cause of death in both men and women in the United States. It will affect half of all men and one-third of all women in their lifetimes, according to the American Cancer Society. Cancer prevention, including healthy lifestyle habits and regular, recommended screenings are critical. Hand in Hand is a powerful reminder for couples to take action to safeguard their health.   

 Genesis will lead this campaign in Southeastern Ohio along with other Spirit of Women® member hospitals in a national network of more than 100 hospitals stretching across the country. 

 Spirit Health Group’s Spirit of Women Health Network is a national network of leading hospitals dedicated to improving women's lives and the lives of their families with innovative health and community programs. Spirit of Women hospitals touch the lives of millions of women each year through the presentation of educational events, consumer membership programs, annual conferences, marketing communications and grassroots efforts to improve the health and well-being of women everywhere. Spirit of Women enables participating hospitals to focus on community needs while providing the strength of national support. To learn more, please visit www.spiritofwomen.com.

About Genesis HealthCare System

Genesis is an integrated healthcare delivery system based in Southeastern Ohio. The system includes Genesis Hospital, a not-for-profit hospital in Zanesville; centers of excellence including Respiratory, Women’s & Children’s, Emergency & Trauma, Cancer Services; Neurosciences & Orthopedics; Center of Surgical Excellence; the Heart and Vascular Institute, an extensive network of more than 300 physicians; and multiple outpatient care centers throughout the region. Affiliates of Genesis include Northside Pharmacies, Northside Oxygen & Medical Equipment Company, Genesis Community Ambulance Service, Genesis Children’s Center and more. Better Begins Here.

Media Contact

Kelley Daspit, APR
Marketing & Public Relations Director

(740) 454-5913

Nancy Ring
Marketing & Media Relations Manager 
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