06/21/2005

Ohio Girls Raise More than $1,500 in Quarters to Fight Cancer

MORGANTOWN, W.Va.—Three southeastern Ohio girls are making a difference in the battle against cancer.  Krislyn McFarland and Andrea Timko of Colerain and Katie Clemons of Martins Ferry raised more than $1,500 in quarters over the past five months during their Quarters for Cancer fund-raiser.

They’ll present the money to John E. Prescott, M.D., interim director of West Virginia University’s Mary Babb Randolph Cancer Center, at 2:30 p.m., June 22, in the lobby of the Cancer Center clinic.

Calling themselves The Sweet Treats Club, the girls wanted to do something to help others and placed collection containers at businesses in their area and at their school, St. Mary’s in Martins Ferry.  The school gave them additional proceeds from a student relay. Collection containers were also placed at the cancer center. 

The Sweet Treats concluded their fund-raiser to coincide with Krislyn’s dad’s graduation from the radiation therapy program at WVU. Shawn McFarland works in radiation oncology, located in the basement of the cancer center.

All proceeds from Quarters for Cancer will be used for cancer research.

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For more information:
Sherry Stoneking, Cancer Center, (304) 293-4599
sstoneking@hsc.wvu.edu
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