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  • Cancer Institute receives gift bags for patients

    Amy Broadwater of Waynesburg, Pennsylvania is hoping to brighten the spirits of patients at the WVU Cancer Institute Mary Babb Randolph Cancer Center this holiday season. A Stella & Dot independent stylist, Broadwater asked her customers and friends to purchase bags from her company’s business as part of a breast cancer awareness campaign. She ended up with 22 bags, which she stuffed with socks, candy and notebooks using her commission from the bag sales to pay for the items, then donated the bags to the Cancer Center to give to patients. “My hope is that the gift bags will help ease the burden that patients may be experiencing and help them realize that others are thinking about them,” Broadwater said.

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  • Harrison County group makes donation to Bonnie’s Bus

    Harrison County group makes donation to Bonnie’s Bus

    The Harrison County Breast Cancer Awareness Committee held an elimination dinner recently at the Best Western in Bridgeport and unanimously decided to donate all of the money from the fundraiser – $5,000 – to the Bonnie Wells Wilson Mobile Mammography Program (Bonnie’s Bus) to offset the costs of Bus visits to Harrison County.

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  • Toothman Ford donation supports WVU Medicine Children’s, WVU Cancer Institute

    Toothman Ford donation supports WVU Medicine Children’s, WVU Cancer Institute

    Toothman Ford in Grafton recently donated $64,000 to support programs at WVU Medicine Children’s and the WVU Cancer Institute.

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  • Pink Party marks fourth successful year for Bonnie’s Bus

    Pink Party marks fourth successful year for Bonnie’s Bus

    The fourth annual Pink Party to benefit the Bonnie Wells Wilson Mobile Mammography Program (Bonnie’s Bus) was a huge success. Nearly 200 attendees, wearing their favorite shades of pink, enjoyed a special evening at Touchdown Terrace at Milan Puskar Stadium on November 13 to support one of their favorite causes – Bonnie’s Bus. “Thank you for being so supportive,” Jo Statler told the crowd. “Because you are here, that tells me you have big hearts.” She and her husband Ben made a generous gift to the WVU Cancer Institute eight years ago to establish the mobile mammography program, named after Jo’s late mother, Bonnie Wells Wilson.

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  • WVU Day of Giving brings in more than $88,000 for Cancer Institute

    We did it!  The WVU Cancer Institute far exceeded its goal during the first WVU Day of Giving, a 24-hour online fundraising event to support WVU’s greatest priorities and opportunities. The Cancer Institute goal was to have 100 donors participate to secure a $20,000 match from Cancer Institute leadership. We had 177 donors and raised more than $88,000 for the Cancer Institute.  Additionally, the Cancer Institute received the fourth highest participation university wide, behind Engineering and Mineral Resources, Business and Economics and Education and Human Services, respectively.

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  • Cancer Institute leadership issues challenge gift for Inaugural Day of Giving

    Cancer Institute leadership issues challenge gift for Inaugural Day of Giving

    On Nov. 8, West Virginia University will hold its first Day of Giving, an online fundraising effort to support our greatest priorities and opportunities. Together – on one day- we can help forge a brighter future for WVU.

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  • WVU volleyball team scores win and raises breast cancer awareness

    WVU volleyball team scores win and raises breast cancer awareness

    October 21 was a great day for the WVU women’s volleyball team and for breast cancer awareness and support. The Mountaineers beat Kansas State in five sets during the annual “pink” match at the WVU Coliseum. Players and fans wore their pink, the jumbotron featured a big pink breast cancer ribbon and the public address announcer encouraged fans to join the WVU Cancer Institute in the fight against breast cancer. Fans heeded the call by donating more than $900 to the Cancer Institute’s Breast Cancer Program when they picked up official pink Mountaineer T-shirts at the Cancer Institute table set up inside the Coliseum.

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  • WVU Cancer Institute, WVU Medicine and WVU Athletics plan “Pink” Events in October

    WVU Cancer Institute, WVU Medicine and WVU Athletics plan “Pink” Events in October

    The WVU Cancer Institute, WVU Medicine and WVU Athletics are teaming up on several “Pink” events to raise breast cancer awareness in October.

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  • Nicholas County couple donates $1M to WVU’s Norma Mae Huggins Cancer Research Fund

    Nicholas County couple donates $1M to WVU’s Norma Mae Huggins Cancer Research Fund

    Future cancer research at West Virginia University will benefit from a $1 million estate gift from longtime WVU supporters Steve and Jamie Antoline.

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  • Golf Fore A Cure raises more than $12K to fight breast cancer

    Golf Fore A Cure raises more than $12K to fight breast cancer

    The Women’s Golf Association at the Parkersburg Country Club is helping the WVU Cancer Institute win the fight against breast cancer. During its Annual Golf Fore A Cure Invitational on June 14 the Association raised more than $12,000 for breast cancer research at the Cancer Institute in Morgantown and to support Camden Clark Foundation’s Pink Mammogram Fund, which provides free screening mammograms, diagnostics and breast biopsies for local underinsured and uninsured residents at the Cancer Institute’s Camden Clark Medical Center. Proceeds from the Invitational came from participant entry fees, hole sponsorships, doorprize tickets and mulligans sold the day of the event. “A lot of our members have either been treated or are being treated for breast cancer at the WVU Cancer Institute and we like to support local efforts to fight the disease,” said Sue Lilly, who co-chaired Golf Fore A Cure with Judy Crichton.

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