Atheletes, Disco Fans Can Support Wilmot Cancer Center

Mar. 26, 2009

A variety of events are on the calendar to support research and patient care programs at the James P. Wilmot Cancer Center at the University of Rochester Medical Center.

Friday, April 3 -- 2nd annual Girls Hit the Ring to Knockout Breast Cancer

This action-packed evening begins at 7 p.m. at Oak Hill Country Club and supports breast cancer research with. The event includes professional and amateur men and women boxers and features Rochester’s own Ela Nunez, Featherlight World Title Champion in a sparring exhibition.  There will be a silent auction and raffles during the black-tie event. Tickets are $100 each or $175 per couple, and available by calling (585) 329-3664. Go to

Saturday, April 4 -- 2nd annual Meaghan’s Run

Runners and walkers will raise funds for local lung cancer research during the sanctioned 5K race. The event commemorates the life of Meaghan Latone, who sadly died of non-smokers lung cancer in August 2008. Registration begins at 7 a.m. at Victor High School. The race begins at 9 a.m. Go to  

Saturday, April 4 -- Ugly Disco

Relive the ’70s fashions and music from the decade of eight-tracks, lava lamps, leisure suits, polyester, and mood rings. The Skycoasters and Nik Fever Wrath of Polyester will perform at the Rochester Riverside Convention Center. Tickets are $30 in advance or $35 at the door. Go to

The Wilmot Cancer Center is the Rochester and Finger Lakes Region’s leader in cancer care and research. With a team of more than 400 doctors, nurses, scientists and staff, the center is dedicated to providing outstanding patient care and finding cures for cancer.