Fundraiser launched to help fight cancer

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – The West Virginia chapter of the National Family Caregivers Association has launched a fundraising campaign to benefit cancer patients at the West Virginia University Mary Babb Randolph Cancer Center and Monongalia General Hospital.

The NFCA is donating ticket sales from two prize packages to the Norma Mae Huggins Cancer Research Endowment Fund at WVU’s Cancer Center and to the Oncology Fund at Mon General.

The Huggins Endowment Fund was created by WVU Men’s Basketball head coach Bob Huggins in memory of his mother, who died of colon cancer.  All earnings generated from the fund are used for basic or clinical research at the MBR Cancer Center in the pursuit of new developments in treatment and an ongoing effort to find a cure for cancer. 

Each prize package features a Hug-a-bear Monti made by Gund exclusively for the Friends Gift Shop of WVU Hospitals. The collectible bear, which sports a basketball under one arm, was named after WVU coach Huggins, and each one sold helps support the fund he established at the Cancer Center.

Tickets for the packages are $5 each, six for $25, 15 for $50 and 35 for $100 and are available at United Bank in Suncrest, the Friends Gift Shop at WVUH and other businesses in the area.

The ticket drawing will occur at the Waterfront Place Hotel in Morgantown on Nov. 16, and the winners will be announced that evening during the Bob Huggins Statewide Sportsline show hosted by Tony Caridi on WAJR radio.

For information on the National Family Caregivers Association see https://www.thefamilycaregiver.org/about_nfca/.

For information on the Mary Babb Randolph Cancer Center see http://www.hsc.wvu.edu/mbrcc/.




For more information:
Amy Johns, HSC News Service, 304-293-7087
SS: 11-11-09

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