The Ladies Auxiliary to the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW), Department of West Virginia, has donated more than $3,300 to the West Virginia University Cancer Institute for breast cancer research.
“I wanted the money to go to breast cancer because it can effect both men and women,” said Corley, who lost one brother to cancer and has another brother currently undergoing cancer treatment. Corley, from VFW Post 410 in Belington, said all 58 ladies auxiliaries in West Virginia raised the money through basket raffles and bake sales.
For more than two decades the organization's WV membership has supported the WVU Cancer Institute, and with the latest gift has raised more than $170,000 for research efforts.
For information on the Ladies Auxiliary to the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Department of West Virginia, visit http://www.ladiesauxvfw.org/post_cards/west-virginia/.
For information on the WVU Cancer Institute Breast Cancer Research Program, visit http://wvucancer.org/Research/Programs/cbcp.
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