Morgantown, W.Va. - RidgeLine Crossfit hosted an event on January 29 benefiting Cancer Research at the WVU Cancer Institute in honor of their friend Anna Cooper who was diagnosed with colon and liver cancer. The event was a partner WOD (workout of the day) It included more than (XXX how many people). The workouts were based off of some of Anna's favorite moves so they were challenging and fun. Funds were raised with a combination of donations, auctions, a bake sale and coffees.
”We wanted to raise money for research for the type of cancer that Anna had. We liked that 100% of the proceeds can go to cancer research.” Said Jenny Wilson who helped organize the event on behalf of her friend Anna.
What started with a small gift between friends has now evolved into the larger “gift of humanity.” Lemons of Love was started in 2014 after the founder, Jill Swanson Peltier, was diagnosed with Stage III Colon Cancer. Jill had received a small goodie bag from a friend with a few items that were meant to help her through her chemotherapy treatment. Touched by the kindness and thoughtfulness of this gift, she knew that this was something that everyone starting their battle with cancer should receive. Jill envisioned being able to give others the same support that she received, in the form of a simple gift that makes a big impact.
WVU Cancer Institute patient and cancer survivor Erin Dunmire's journey gives hope and inspiration to others diagnosed with glioblastoma multiforme.
After undergoing surgery in 2011 where Dr. Julian Bailes removed a lemon-sized tumor from her brain, Dunmire has now been cancer-free for over eight years.
On April 18, the WVU Cancer Institute received a generous donation of 120 chemo care kits dropped off by Robert Colabianchi and Keeley Humberson, founders of KBs Chemo Care Kits.