Former WVU men’s basketball player donates $6.1K to WVU Cancer Center

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – Former WVU Men’s Basketball player John Flowers is helping the WVU Mary Babb Randolph Cancer Center provide optimal cancer care.

Flowers organized the Inaugural WVU Men’s Alumni Basketball Game, which was held Aug. 1 at Morgantown High School. He donated $6,100 to the Norma Mae Huggins Cancer Research Endowment Fund, which was established by Coach Bob Huggins in memory of his mother, who died from colon cancer.

“It feels good to give back to the community and help Coach Huggins’ cause,” Flowers said.  “The coach has helped me out so much over the years through basketball and through life, and I wanted to find a way to pay him back.”

The Huggins Fund supports clinical trials at the WVU Cancer Center.

“This was very thoughtful of John and his basketball colleagues,” John Naim, Ph.D., director of the WVU Cancer Center’s Clinical Trials Research Unit, said. “This gift will be used to support the infrastructure to run clinical trials that are critically important in the development of new cancer treatments.”

Photo caption: Former WVU Men’s Basketball player John Flowers presents John Naim, Ph.D., director of the WVU Cancer Center's Clinical Trials Research Unit, with a $6,100 check from the Inaugural WVU Men’s Alumni Basketball Game.

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