Several members of the WVU women’s basketball team made a surprise visit to the WVU Cancer Institute in Morgantown this past week. It was an opportunity for them to talk with patients in the infusion center and present each with a silk rose.
“We wanted to show our appreciation of what they are going through, and let them know that they aren’t alone,” said Lucky Rudd, a recent recruit to the Mountaineer team. “I hope our visit will brighten their day, if only temporarily,” said Chania Ray, #12 and a guard for the Mountaineers. Patients said it was very nice of the players to take time out to visit with them. Several patients, like Donald Bower, had their pictures taken with them. “I appreciate the rose, and plan to give it to my wife to enjoy as well,” Bower said.
Following their stop at the Cancer Center, the players headed to WVU Medicine Children’s to visit with young cancer patients.
Get your running shoes ready and join us for a family-friendly 5K on April 7, 2019, hosted by the WVU Student Association of Public Health (SAPH) . We'll have games, prizes, snacks, face painting and a FREE kids fun run to kick off the event! Register before March 24 to receive a T-shirt. Check the event page on Facebook.
All faculty, staff and students are encouraged to participate.