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NCH hosts Cancer Survivors Day with Schaumburg Boomers

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Northwest Community Healthcare

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. (July 29, 2013) -- Northwest Community Healthcare (NCH) is inviting cancer survivors to enjoy a night at the ballpark with the Schaumburg Boomers on August 16 to celebrate Cancer Survivors Day. NCH cancer survivors and their support teams will participate in special activities throughout the night.

Prior to the Boomers game against the Traverse City Beach Bums, NCH will lead an on-field parade at 6 p.m. for cancer survivors, their families and friends. Following the parade, ceremonial first pitches will be made by NCH cancer survivors. The game is scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m.

Participants in the parade are encouraged to come early, with gates opening at 5 p.m. at Schaumburg Boomers Stadium, 1999 South Springinsguth Road, in Schaumburg.

Throughout the game, NCH experts will be on hand with information and resources about the cancer care services and treatment options available at Northwest Community Hospital in Arlington Heights. Boomers players will wear pink jerseys during the game that will be auctioned off to benefit charity. Following the game, a fireworks show is scheduled and fans can run the bases.

For Cancer Survivors Day ticket information, call HealthConnection at 847.618.4YOU (4968).

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About Northwest Community Healthcare (NCH)

Serving Chicago's northwest suburbs since 1959, NCH is a comprehensive, patient-centered system of care that serves more than 350,000 outpatients each year, as well as nearly 30,000 inpatients treated annually at the 496-bed acute care hospital in Arlington Heights. The award-winning hospital holds the prestigious Magnet designation for nursing excellence, is designated as a Primary Stroke Center, earned the Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval in 2011, and was awarded the Leapfrog Group's designation as one of the nation's Top Hospitals based on quality and safety criteria. NCH has four Immediate Care locations in the northwest suburbs and operates a FastCare Clinic in Palatine. NCH has a medical staff of more than 1,000 physicians, which includes the board-certified primary care doctors and specialists of the NCH Medical Group. For more information or to find a doctor on the NCH Medical staff, visit