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.
In response to the recent need for PPE for clinical healthcare workers, a local Morgantown Registered Nurse worked with a group of her college friends to raise funds and collect donations to help boost the PPE supplies for WVU Medicine and WVU Cancer Institute Cancer Clinical Trials Research Unit
The annual Kick Cancer four by four event is made up of teams of 3 where the fourth player is a mountaineer player. To date, this project has raised over $160,000 for the Betty Puskar Breast Care Center and breast cancer research at the WVU Cancer Institute. This year's event raised its goal of $10,000. This event held on Sunday, March 8th had over 84 teams registered and over 300 students participating.
Morgantown, W.Va. - Lincoln Middle School Girls Basketball team hosted an event on January 28, 2020, benefiting Cancer Research at the WVU Cancer Institute. Funds were raised with a combination of donations, auctions, and 50/50 raffles. This is the second time they have held this fundraiser and are hoping to make it an annual event.