According to a press release from Noyes Health, more than 200 girls from 14 regional teams met at the Bath-Haverling Complex to race as single teams for bragging rights and to fundraise for the new Ann and Carl Myers Cancer Center in Dansville.
“We are grateful to Livingston Conference and Dansville girls’ swim coach Jim Welch and his counterpart from the Finger Lakes League, Chris Oaks at Pal-Mac, for organizing this event and choosing to give the proceeds to the Cancer Center,” said UR Medicine/Noyes Health CEO Amy Pollard. “The girls gave it their all and had fun. It was a great morning of competition and camaraderie.”
The girls and their coaches officially presented the check to Pollard and Noyes Health Foundation chair Jon Shay.
The Ann and Carl Myers Cancer Center is a collaborative project among Wilmot Cancer Institute, Jones Memorial Hospital (Wellsville), and Noyes Health. When it opens its doors early next year, it will serve as a regional hub for oncology services and includes a medical oncology clinic in Wellsville and Hornell.
Established with a $2 million gift from Ann and Carl Myers, the $5.8 million project will feature a 4,500 square foot radiation oncology clinic and a 2,300 square foot medical oncology clinic featuring three exam rooms and seven chemotherapy/infusion chairs. It will also provide patients with access to advanced diagnostic testing, clinical trials, outpatient palliative care, and Wilmot Cancer Institute’s Judy DiMarzo Cancer Survivorship Program.
Physicians at the cancer center and medical oncology clinic at Jones will have access to UR Medicine’s region-wide electronic medical record system and regular consultations with multidisciplinary teams focused on cancer.
“It will allow our patients to focus not on the stress and expense of travelling for treatment, but rather on living their lives and getting well,” said Noyes Health.