For the second straight year, the UC Brain Tumor Team-Building Event brought supporters, clinicians, management and staff together for lunch and an afternoon of karting at the Motorsports Country Club in Batavia, Ohio. The storm clouds broke for the occasion, and team members had a chance to rev up their engines without worrying about stoplights or coplights.
The Team-Building Event began with a tour around the track by Community Advisory Board member Kathy Beechem and honorary Grand Marshall Nancy McMahon, RN, a Brain Tumor Center nurse.
Leaders from the four preliminary races competed in the final race, the “Wally Pagan Race of Champions,” which was won by Don Bailey. Jerry Schinaman placed second and Luke Pater, MD, a future radiation oncologist with the UC Brain Tumor Center, was third.
The Brain Tumor Center thanks its event sponsors and commends Kirsten Holloway, Administrative Assistant, who organized the event and ensured that it came off without a hitch. “It was the most fun event I have been to with my co-workers!” Ms. Holloway said. “We’re fortunate to have such a dedicated team of staff, physicians and board members. Having everyone together in one place to really ‘let loose’ is what made it such a fun event. It seemed like all who attended had a really great time.”
Ronald Warnick, MD, above, Medical Director of the UC Brain Tumor Center, welcomes everyone to the track.
Community Advisory Board Chair Kathy Beechem escorts Grand Marshall Nancy McMahon, RN, on the event’s-opening lap.
Rich Seal, above, a member of the Community Advisory Board, assumes a spectator’s position. Below, John M. Tew, MD, Clinical Director of UCNI, gets a hug from longtime friend and Community Advisory Board member Tom Hiltz.
Wally Pagan, above center, last year’s Honorary Grand Marshall and a Community Advisory Board member, shares a moment with his wife, Teri, and Dr. Tew. Below, 2011 Honorary Grand Marshall Nancy McMahon.
Community Advisory Board Member Eric Becker, above.
Donnetta Jackson, above, who oversees the Tumor Registry, proved to be an excellent driver in her karting debut. Dr. Warnick, below left, was a man to beat.
Kirsten Holloway, above left, Administrative Assistant with the UC Brain Tumor Center, and Business Manager Marisha Goldsmith. Below, the day’s leaders prepare for the final 15-lap race.
Above, watching the finals. Below, the winners, from from left: Jerry Schinaman (second), Don Bailey (first) and Luke Pater, MD (third).