NOTE: A previous version of this story incorrectly listed Kyle Button’s first name. The GeneseeSun.com has updated the story and apologizes for the error.
DANSVILLE – Golfers and donors at Brae Burns Golf Course donated a hefty sum for the Ann and Carl Myers Cancer Center as part of the second annual Kyle Button Golf Tournament.
According to a press release from Noyes Health the event on Saturday, Aug. 6 raised more than $11,000 for the cancer center, which is planned to be a hub of cancer treatment for a vast area of Western New York. The tournament honors the memory of Dansville teacher Kyle Button who, at age 30, lost his battle with stage 4 colon cancer in January of 2015.
“We are grateful to Kyle’s wife Lynne and his son Matthew for allowing us to share Kyle’s story,” said Noyes Health Foundation chair Jon Shay. “Kyle knew the Cancer Center was coming and was so supportive of it. He knew that it will make things easier for his friends and neighbors seeking cancer treatment.”
Shay also thanked the many local businesses who sponsored the event and continue to support the Cancer Center’s construction.
The Ann and Carl Myers Cancer Center, under construction on the campus of Noyes Hospital in Dansville, is a collaborative project between Wilmot Cancer Institute, Jones Memorial Hospital, and Noyes Health. When completed in early 2017, it will provide patients in the Finger Lakes, Southern Tier, and Western New York more convenient access to comprehensive, state-of-the art cancer care.
Established with a $2 million gift from Ann and Carl Myers, the $5.8 million project features a 4,500 square foot radiation oncology clinic and a 2,300 square foot medical oncology clinic. The regional cancer center 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 the 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.
You can make additional donations to the cancer center here.