Memphis Grizzly Jevon Carter made a welcome return to Mountaineer Basketball on Monday, February 18th, to present a check for $27,500 to Dr. Richard Goldberg and the Norma Mae Huggins Cancer Research Endowment Fund. Funds were raised through the sale of his “Treadmill Mentality” T-shirts, where 100% of the proceeds are donated to the Endowment. This comes just weeks after Coach Huggins hosted another successful Fish Fry at Mylan Park.
Carter played basketball for West Virginia University (WVU) under Head Coach Bob Huggins. A point guard for the Mountaineers, Carter was known as one of the top defensive players in college basketball, winning the NABC Defensive Player of the Year and the Lefty Driesell Award after both his junior and senior seasons, and winning the inaugural Naismith Defensive Player of the year in his final season. His idea for his gift from the Treadmill Mentality comes from his experience as a developing player with WVU Men's Head Basketball Coach Bob Huggins.
You can support the Norma Mae Huggins Cancer Research Endowment Fund as Javon has.
Employees of WVU Medicine and the WVU Cancer Institute came together on Monday, May 20 to join organizations across the world in celebrating Clinical Trials Day on May 20. This day recognizes those who conduct clinical trials, raises awareness of clinical trials and clinical research, and is an opportunity to show gratitude for the work they do to improve public health.
What started with a small gift between friends has now evolved into the larger “gift of humanity.” Lemons of Love was started in 2014 after the founder, Jill Swanson Peltier, was diagnosed with Stage III Colon Cancer. Jill had received a small goodie bag from a friend with a few items that were meant to help her through her chemotherapy treatment. Touched by the kindness and thoughtfulness of this gift, she knew that this was something that everyone starting their battle with cancer should receive. Jill envisioned being able to give others the same support that she received, in the form of a simple gift that makes a big impact.
WVU Cell & Molecular Biology and Biomedical Engineering Training Program (CBTP)