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.
Dr. Martinez presents research at Gottingen University-Max Planck Institutes in Germany, collaborations with Cancer Institute to follow
WVU Cancer Institute’s Dr. Ivan Martinez and his lab will engage in collaborative research with their colleagues at The German Primate Center, part of the Gottingen University-Max Planck Institutes in Germany, later this year.
WVU Cancer Institute and WVU Medicine faculty, staff and students are gearing up for the 2018 American Cancer Society Monongalia County Relay For Life in June. During a Relay rally this past Friday in the Cancer Center Atrium, Cancer Institute Director Rich Goldberg, MD, told rally participants that the Cancer Institute has had a great relationship with the American Cancer Society over the years. “The ACS has provided services to our patients and funding to support our cancer research,” Dr. Goldberg said. He urged rally participants to join him in walking around the track at the Relay on June 8-9 at Westwood Middle School in Morgantown and asked that they recruit others to participate. Mary Lough of the ACS presented Dr. Goldberg a crystal award for the Cancer Institute’s presenting sponsorship of last year’s Relay. Roger Williams and Lisa Keller of the inpatient pharmacy at Ruby Memorial received a ruby slippers award from Relay For Life Event Ambassador Dave Staten. Their Ruby Slippers team raised $5,000 for the 2017 Relay, the most raised by any Relay team in Monongalia County.