GLENVILLE, W.Va. – Members of the Glenville State College Boxing Team recently presented a check to the American Cancer Society (ACS). Charla Barrett, an ACS representative, visited the Glenville State campus to receive the $1,000 donation. The Boxing Team collected the donation as part of their “Knock Out Cancer” fundraiser.
“Fundraising is not all we do, but what we do depends on it,” said Carmen Hathaway, a Senior Development Manager for the American Cancer Society and its North Central Region. “Donations benefit your American Cancer Society and its mission to save lives, celebrate them, and lead the fight for a world without cancer. This can only be done through fundraisers in our community and on our college campuses.”
Hathaway says that donations collected through events like “Knock Out Cancer” are used to support grants for cancer research projects being conducted nationwide, one of which is currently taking place at West Virginia University, working from a $720,000 grant.
“These donations also help create more awareness about all types of cancers, early detection and prevention methods, better cancer screenings, improved treatments, and so much more. Your ACS also works to educate our neighbors on developments that are ways to prevent some cancers such as the HPV vaccine. Breast cancer incidents have dropped from 1-in-3 in 1994 to 1-in-8 in 2019, great strides are being made and it is all because of your help. Your American Cancer Society is very grateful to GSC, Coach Chapman, and the Boxing Team for hosting this fundraiser that also promotes more awareness to take care of ourselves to prevent cancer,” Hathaway added.
“I am very proud of our Boxing Team and those who helped us raise the money for this donation,” said GSC Boxing Coach Duane Chapman. “This is an important cause that we are happy to support.”
The American Cancer Society is a nationwide, community-based voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem. While their Global Headquarters are located in Atlanta, Georgia, they have regional and local offices throughout the country to ensure that there is a presence in every community. Their mission is to save lives, celebrate lives, and lead the fight for a world without cancer.
For more information about the American Cancer Society, visit www.cancer.org.