Local fundraiser benefits cancer patients at WVU Cancer Institute
A fundraiser presented by Nexgen Industrial Services was held in downtown Morgantown on June 23rd. $17,630 was raised to benefit the Comfort Fund at the Cancer Institute.
The Comfort Fund provides temporary assistance to oncology patients for various areas of need associated with cancer treatment including medication costs, lodging, transportation, and other supportive and social services.
Bobbie Spear, a CTRU data manager, who originated the idea, formed a committee comprised of her colleagues to promote the event. “We interact with and care for patients who visit the Cancer Center and are aware of the various financial hardships many of them are facing, and we want to support them,” Spear said, noting that the fundraiser exceed the original $15,000 for the Comfort Fund.
Charlotte Behnke Smith recently donated 40 crocheted hats to be given to our patients at the Mary Babb Randolph Cancer Center.
The WVU Cancer Institute held its annual Pink Party event on Monday, September 10, to benefit Bonnie’s Bus, the mobile mammography unit that travels across West Virginia to provide mammograms to the women of the state.
Tiffany Samuels will become the Major Gifts Director for the Cancer Institute effective September 10. Tiffany served successfully as Director of Development for WVU Reed College of Media since 2015. She now looks forward to focusing her efforts on the Cancer Institute. “As a West Virginia native and resident; I can think of no greater impact that I can have on my state that to represent the health care needs of my neighbors.” Please join me in thanking Tiffany for all of her great work at Reed and congratulate her as she embarks on her next chapter at WVU. Tiffany may be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 304-293-8604.