Fundraiser to benefit two West Virginia charities
The sixth annual Bob Huggins Fish Fry, presented by Little General Stores, is set to take place Friday, January 26, 2018 at the Mylan Park Community Center in Morgantown. This year’s event will feature a special guest appearance by University of Kentucky Head Men’s Basketball Coach John Calipari. The Wildcats will take on West Virginia the following day at the Coliseum.
“This is a great opportunity to come out and enjoy a casual evening with friends, while supporting two great causes,” said WVU Head Men’s Basketball Coach Bob Huggins. “We’ve got a big game the next day, so we invite you to join us at the fish fry then come to the Coliseum Saturday for some great basketball.”
This year’s event will begin at 5:30 p.m. Proceeds from ticket sales and auction items will once again benefit both the Norma Mae Huggins Cancer Research Endowment Fund and the Remember the Miners Scholarship Fund. Table and sponsorship information is available at wvucancer.org/fishfry or by contacting Daniel Hare at the information below.
The Norma Mae Huggins Cancer Research Endowment Fund at the WVU Cancer Institute was created by Coach Huggins in honor of his late mother, who lost her battle with colon cancer in 2003. The endowment supports cancer research. Since its inception, more than $1.35 million has been raised to fund cancer research at the WVU Cancer Institute. For more information, visit wvucancer.org.
Remember the Miners raises public awareness to support and honor the legacy of all miners and the mining industry, while remembering those miners who have fallen. Since the organization was founded six years ago, Remember the Miners has given more than $250,000 to miners and their families since its inception. For more information on this program, visit remembertheminers.org.
For more event information, follow @BobHugginsFishFry on Facebook and Instagram or @HugginsFishFry on Twitter or log on to: bobhugginsfishfry.com.
SPONSORSHIP CONTACT: Daniel Hare
WVU Cancer Institute, 1 Medical Center Drive, PO Box 9300, Morgantown, WV 26506
WVU Cancer Institute faculty and staff are singing the praises of Bonnie’s Bus Program Director Sara Jane Gainor as she leaves the mobile mammography program established nine years ago to begin a new chapter of her life. During a retirement lunch at the Cancer Institute this past Tuesday they shared the impact Gainor has had on them personally and on the program. “She grew this program from infancy, and it was a labor of love,” Stephenie Kennedy, EdD, associate director for Cancer Prevention and Control, said. Cancer Institute Director Rich Goldberg, MD, said Gainor had made a “powerful difference,” adding that he is glad she is staying on to help bring a new Cancer Institute lung cancer screening bus program to fruition. Jim Keresztury, director of the Mountains of Hope Cancer Coalition, said Gainor’s work with the Coalition impacted everyone across West Virginia. Laura Gibson, PhD, senior associate vice president for research and graduate education at HSC and deputy director of the Cancer Institute, said she always appreciated Gainor’s laugh as well as her dedication to the Bus Program. Stacy Tressler, program coordinator, thanked Gainor for being her mentor and boss. Gainor’s daughters Alexis McMillan and Rachael Crites congratulated her on her decades long career and said they were glad that their mom will be able to spend more time at home and with them and their families now.
WVU Cancer Institute and WVU Medicine will host a Relay For Life Kickoff Rally on February 14 from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Mary Babb Randolph Cancer Center Atrium. The event is an opportunity for faculty, staff and students to learn about the American Cancer Society (ACS) Monongalia County Relay for Life in June and meet WVU Medicine Relay For Life ambassadors and ACS members while enjoying games and snacks. Rally participants will also be able to register their teams online and obtain fundraising information.
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