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.
BUCKHANNON, W.Va. – Students at Buckhannon-Upshur High School recently raised $16,000 to honor a beloved teacher who is battling breast cancer.
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – HealthWorks Rehab and Fitness hosted a cycling event on October 1, benefiting Bonnie’s Bus of the Cancer Institute at West Virginia University.
Charlotte Behnke Smith recently donated 40 crocheted hats to be given to our patients at the Mary Babb Randolph Cancer Center.