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.
Many thanks to the WVU women’s soccer team and their fans who came out to watch the Mountaineers beat Oklahoma 5-1 during the “pink” game at Dick Dlesk Stadium in Morgantown on October 8. The game was an opportunity for both the team and fans to join the WVU Cancer Institute and WVU Medicine to raise breast cancer awareness and support the fight against breast cancer. Cancer Institute Director Rich Goldberg, representatives of the Betty Puskar Breast Care Center and the Bonnie Wells Wilson Mobile Mammography Program (Bonnie’s Bus), and assistant women’s soccer coach Marisa Kanela were called to the field for halftime recognition and an announcement that the Mountaineers raised nearly $9,000 for the Cancer Institute’s Betty Puskar Breast Care Center during the team’s annual spring fundraiser. Additionally, Mountaineer fans donated more than $1,300 in exchange for official pink Mountaineer T-shirts. Their donations will support the Breast Cancer Program Enhancement Fund at the Cancer Institute.
Linda Vona-Davis, Ph.D., director of the Biomedical Master of Science in Health Sciences Program at West Virginia University, was surprised and delighted to see 65 of her colleagues at her recent presentation. Before the standing-room-only crowd, she discussed her latest research into how adipose-derived stem cells, which originate in fat, influence the activity of breast cancer cells.