The third annual Mother’s Day flower and fern sale to benefit patients at the WVU Cancer Institute Mary Babb Randolph Cancer Center is underway. Giant ferns cost $25 each and hanging baskets are $20 each.
Pre-orders are being accepted through Friday, May 4. Cash payment is required at the time of order. Call Mary Anne at 304-598-4549 or Jessica at 304-598-4978. The plants will be delivered on Friday, May 11, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Cancer Center parking lot and on Saturday, May 12, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Golden Corral Restaurant parking lot on Monongahela Boulevard. A limited number of cash-and-carry plants will be available on those dates.
The money raised from the plant sale will benefit the Cancer Center’s Comfort Fund, which helps patients with various areas of need associated with cancer treatment, including medication costs, lodging, transportation, and other supportive and social services.
New physical activity guidelines being promoted by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services references research by two WVU Public Health professors.
W est Virginia University’s Cancer Institute is well-known for its treatment and innovation. Leading the institute is Dr. Richard Goldberg, who has not only established himself as a transformative leader but also a potent researcher and educator. A native of upstate New York, the renowned gastrointestinal cancer expert came to Morgantown about two years ago. Goldberg previously worked at The Ohio State University’s Wexner Medical Center, where he served as the Klotz Family Professor of Cancer Research, the physician‐in‐ chief of the James Cancer Hospital, the associate director of the Ohio State Comprehensive Cancer Center and the acting division director of the Division of Medical Oncology. Before that, he also worked at the University of North Carolina and the Mayo Clinic. Goldberg is one of many world-class physicians recruited by WVU Medicine during the past few years, whose research has resulted in more than 300 peer-reviewed publications, including those in the New England Journal of Medicine, the Journal of the American Medical Association and the Journal of Clinical Oncology
The WVU Cancer Institute is among six organizations to receive an inaugural Medline Breast Cancer Awareness grant, which is awarded to organizations to further the mission to eradicate breast cancer and provide counseling. The grant drives awareness around prevention and early detection by providing support to organizations that provide direct patient care.