Local fundraiser benefits cancer patients at WVU Cancer Institute

Local fundraiser benefits cancer patients at WVU Cancer Institute

Local fundraiser benefits cancer patients at WVU Cancer Institute

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – Several staff members in the WVU Cancer Institute Clinical Trials Research Unit (CTRU) conducted a fundraiser to help patients at the Institute’s Mary Babb Randolph Cancer Center.

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.