When Randy Hamilton of the Footin’ it for Family 5K contacted Noyes Memorial Hospital and said they had the best year yet for the annual event, he certainly wasn’t exaggerating. Footin’ it for Family commit members dropped off a check for $25,000 for the cancer center Thursday afternoon — $10,000 more than what was raised the previous year.
All of the funds will stay locally at the Ann and Carl Myers Cancer Center at Noyes Memorial Hospital.
“The donation will have a direct impact on patients undergoing cancer treatments in the hospital,” said Dr. Chad Teeters, Noyes President and CEO. “We are incredibly grateful to everyone who came together to make this event a success.”
According to the Footin’ it for Cancer website, “Footin’ it for Family is a group of family and friends, organized in 2012, to honor those in our families affected by cancer. From 2012-16 we participated as a team in the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure in Elmira. In those five years, our group raised and donated $15,500. In 2017, we made the decision to host our own 5K Run/Walk to benefit our local communities. Our first year, we raised $5,500 for the Ann and Carl Myers Cancer Center in Dansville. Our last three years have brought our total to $45,500, all donated to the Cancer Center. We are extremely proud to support an organization which has benefited so many families throughout our local communities.”
The donation brings the grand total donated by the group to over $70,000.