Ontario Cancer Fighter Plans Fund-Raiser for Wilmot Cancer Center July 24

July 07, 2005

A three-time cancer fighter, Rick Kinley knows the value of emotional and financial support from family, friends and community.  On Sunday, July 24, Kinley will help others with cancer by hosting a fund-raiser for the James P. Wilmot Cancer Center at the University of Rochester Medical Center.

The “Time for a Cure” fund-raiser begins at noon and features a motorcycle run, chicken barbecue, entertainment and raffles for prizes including a 2005 Yamaha Bruin 250 four-wheeler. 

Kinley, who owns Kinley’s Pub in Ontario, has beaten lymphoma and thyroid cancer, and is now undergoing treatment for a brain tumor at the Wilmot Cancer Center.  But his survival has not come without a significant toll -- he has suffered the loss of some vision and motor skills, and serious fatigue. 

During treatment two years ago, when Kinley was unable to work at his restaurant and his family of four was in jeopardy, the community rallied and raised $30,000 to cover their home mortgage and expenses. 

“Now it’s time for us to give back and help others who may not have the blessings that we have been so fortunate to enjoy,” says Kinley. 

The funds raised on July 24th will support the patient-needs fund at the Wilmot Cancer Center, where Kinley has been treated.  That fund helps cover unexpected expenses that patients encounter during cancer treatment.

“We hope that by easing the burden of financial responsibilities, patients with cancer and their family’s can better focus on what is most important, getting well again,” says Amy Kinley, Rick’s wife.

Anyone interested in tickets, which are $15 per person, should contact Kinley’s Pub, 476 Route 104, in Ontario, or call 265-3140.

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