Local fundraiser benefits cancer patients at WVU Cancer Institute
A fundraiser presented by Nexgen Industrial Services was held in downtown Morgantown on June 23rd. $17,630 was raised to benefit the Comfort Fund at the Cancer Institute.
The Comfort Fund provides temporary assistance to oncology patients for various areas of need associated with cancer treatment including medication costs, lodging, transportation, and other supportive and social services.
Bobbie Spear, a CTRU data manager, who originated the idea, formed a committee comprised of her colleagues to promote the event. “We interact with and care for patients who visit the Cancer Center and are aware of the various financial hardships many of them are facing, and we want to support them,” Spear said, noting that the fundraiser exceed the original $15,000 for the Comfort Fund.
Morgantown, W.Va. - RidgeLine Crossfit hosted an event on January 29 benefiting Cancer Research at the WVU Cancer Institute in honor of their friend Anna Cooper who was diagnosed with colon and liver cancer. The event was a partner WOD (workout of the day) It included more than (XXX how many people). The workouts were based off of some of Anna's favorite moves so they were challenging and fun. Funds were raised with a combination of donations, auctions, a bake sale and coffees. ”We wanted to raise money for research for the type of cancer that Anna had. We liked that 100% of the proceeds can go to cancer research.” Said Jenny Wilson who helped organize the event on behalf of her friend Anna.
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.