Cancer Center Gala dedicated to ‘Building the Best’ 

MORGANTOWN, WV— The 23rd Mary Babb Randolph Cancer Center (MBRCC) Gala will be held at The Greenbrier this April.  This year’s celebration will highlight the improvements being made at West Virginia University’s Cancer Center through a $20 million expansion. 

“It is our ongoing mission to build the best for West Virginia’s premier Cancer Center,” said Scot Remick, M.D., director of the MBRCC.  “This year the Cancer Center is undergoing construction and renovations that, when finished, will place it among the country’s most impressive facilities.”

The Cancer Center is in the final phase of a 90,000 square foot expansion.  The size of the patient areas is being doubled, and new research and laboratory space is being added.  An entire floor will be dedicated to a new clinical trials research unit where patients will have access to the latest treatments under study.

In light of the election year, this year’s Gala will have a patriotic theme.  The Capitol Steps, a satire group of former Capitol Hill staffers, will provide entertainment Friday, April 25. 

Gala participants may watch a culinary demonstration lead by Peter Timmins, current chef at The Greenbrier, Saturday, April 26.

This year’s Keynote Speaker will be Hala Moddelmog, president and CEO of the Susan G. Komen for the Cure organization.  She is also a breast cancer survivor.  After a long and successful career at a Fortune 500 Company, Moddelmog is now responsible for all aspects of management for Komen for the Cure, the world’s largest and most progressive network of breast cancer survivors and activists.  She will speak Saturday afternoon. 

The 2008 Cancer Center Gala weekend culminates with a black tie dinner dance, featuring the sounds of the Benny Benack Swing Band at 7 p.m.

Registration is $300 per person.  Due to high demand, reservations should be made as soon as possible.  Accommodations are available through The Greenbrier.

The Gala is the single largest fundraiser for the Mary Babb Randolph Cancer Center at West Virginia University.


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For more information:
Sherry Stoneking, Cancer Center, (304) 293-4599
khw: 2/19/08

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