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St. John, Oklahoma Cancer Specialists Kick Off Relay for Life Campaign


TULSA, OKLA. (May 8, 2017) — St. John Health System and Oklahoma Cancer Specialists and Research Institute, St. John’s partner in cancer care, sponsor and participate in various Relay for Life events in the communities they serve. In addition, they raise funds for the American Cancer Society through their annual Relay for Life campaign.

Food Truck Tuesdays

As fundraisers for the 2017 campaign, St. John Medical Center will host Food Truck Tuesdays on May 16 and June 13 from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. A variety of local food trucks will line the pathway between the Herman G. Kaiser Medical Building and Mary K. Chapman Health Plaza to serve fresh lunch options, and $1 from every order will be donated to the American Cancer Society.

Vendors at one or both events will include Alpha Grill, Blue Boy's Soul Food, Hot Mess BBQ, Josh's Sno Shack, Mangiamo, MASA, Nothing Bundt Cakes, Pie in the Sky, Pita Place Mediterranean Grill, Purple People Feeder, Steak & Bake, Stella Reauxs, T-Town Gourmet, Taqueria El Jarocho and Taza Fresh Peel. At the June 13 event only, The Traveling Bean food truck will be on site beginning at 7 a.m. to offer coffee, specialty espresso drinks, tea, waffles and oatmeal.

Food Truck Tuesdays are open to the public. Free parking is available throughout campus, but it is recommended to turn east onto 19th Street from Utica Avenue and park in the parkade to the left.

T-shirt and Luminaria Sales

St. John and Oklahoma Cancer Specialists’ 2017 Relay for Life T-shirts will be sold for $20 each in sizes S through 2XL at the Food Truck Tuesday events. Attendees may also purchase luminarias for $5 each to personalize in honor or memory of a loved one affected by cancer. The luminarias will be displayed at the Relay for Life of Tulsa on June 23. Cash, credit/debit cards and checks will be accepted.


The 2017 T-shirt design comes in maroon or orange and has the St. John and Oklahoma Cancer Specialists logos on the back.

Relay for Life Events

St. John and Oklahoma Cancer Specialists are proud sponsors of the following Relay for Life events:

  • Friday, April 28 – Relay for Life of Owasso/Collinsville
  • Friday, June 23 – Relay for Life of Tulsa*
  • Friday, June 23 – Relay for Life of N.O.W. (Bartlesville)
  • Friday, June 23 – Relay for Life of Pittsburg County (McAlester)

*Associates, patients and loved ones are invited to join the St. John / Oklahoma Cancer Specialists team the evening of June 23 at Relay for Life of Tulsa at the River West Festival Park, 2100 S. Jackson Ave. Family-friendly music, food and activities will be available at this free community event, which runs from 6 p.m. to midnight. Visit http://main.acsevents.org/goto/ocsristjohn to join the team. Survivors are invited to register through the St. John PulseLine, 918-744-0123, to secure their spot at the survivor dinner, as well as a 2017 survivor T-shirt from the American Cancer Society and special gift from St. John and Oklahoma Cancer Specialists.

More Information

Every day, St. John and Oklahoma Cancer Specialists see firsthand the positive impact the American Cancer Society has on cancer patients and their loved ones. The community’s collective support helps maintain and grow programs for transportation assistance, headwear (wigs, scarves and hats), support groups and national cancer research. For more information, visit www.cancer.org.

About St. John Health System

Ascension’s St. John Health System operates seven hospitals and more than 90 healthcare clinics and facilities in eastern Oklahoma and southeastern Kansas. St. John Health System employs approximately 8,000 associates. Across the region, St. John Health System provided more than $68 million in community benefit and care of persons living in poverty in fiscal year 2016. Serving Oklahoma for more than 90 years, Ascension is a faith-based healthcare organization committed to delivering compassionate, personalized care to all, with special attention to persons living in poverty and those most vulnerable. Ascension is the largest non-profit health system in the U.S. and the world’s largest Catholic health system, operating 2,500 sites of care – including 141 hospitals and more than 30 senior living facilities – in 24 states and the District of Columbia.

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