DANSVILLE — U of R Noyes Hospital is taking the opportunity to thank the many donors and sponsors who have donated to the up and coming Ann and Carl Meyers Cancer Center.
According to a press release from Noyes, the Cancer Center Building Project, which is on track to be complete in early 2017, has received over $5,600 from the efforts of the local community, especially Dansville’s young people.
“We are so grateful for the on-going support of this project,” said Amy Pollard, UR Medicine/Noyes Health CEO. “So many members of our community and those they love are impacted by cancer and the community has responded by helping us make high quality cancer treatment more accessible. We can’t wait to get the new cancer center open!”
UR Medicine/Noyes Health staff member Ashley Derrenbacher organized the second annual Rib Fest at Jack’s Place in Dansville earlier this month. She and Jack’s Place owner and chef Jason Howard raised $700 for the Ann and Carl Myers Cancer Center.
Young people are making a big difference in their community by helping make the cancer center a reality.
For the third year in a row, Wayland Cohocton High School freshman Blake Zastawrny sold cancer awareness bracelets to raise money for the Cancer Center. He toured the almost complete project with his mom Sherill and presented a check for $486.
The Dansville Lady Mustangs soccer team and the Wayland Cohocton Lady Eagles soccer team raised $700 in a goal-scoring challenge and donated the proceeds to the Cancer Center. Not to be outdone, the Mustangs Boys’ soccer team raised a further $1,400 for the Cancer Center.
The Dansville School GETT (Girls Empowered Through Technology) produced and sold t-shirts at a two week entrepreneurial summer camp, raising a total of $2,373.09.
“It’s Thanksgiving, and we are so thankful for the effort put forth each and every day in support of this hospital and the entire organization,” said Jon Shay, chair of the Foundation for Noyes Health. “This is truly a community hospital system.”