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Allegany County Stampede 4H Club Members Donate to the Ann and Carl Myers Cancer Center

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

The Nicholas H. Noyes Memorial Hospital lobby was a buzz Friday, April 8th, with 4-Hers from Allegany County making an important delivery. They were here to donate 15 Caring Totes that they had raised funds for and filled, through contributions, with items that will help cancer patients feel a little more comfortable while receiving treatment when the Ann and Carl Myers Cancer Center opens at the end of 2016 or early 2017 in Dansville. 
The colorful totes were accepted by Noyes Health President and CEO, Amy Pollard and Foundation Chairman, Jon Shay. As Amy Pollard chatted with the 4-Hers she mentioned how thankful she was for 4-Her’s generosity and invited the club to be present for the grand opening. Jon Shay told the young people how important it was to begin giving back to your community at a young age. 
The 4Hers brought along a binder of thank-you notes they had received from organizations that had been the recipients of the club’s many community service projects. The club’s main purpose if working with and riding horses, but the leaders know the importance of giving back and have instilled this mission into the program. The club is open to all ages and meets monthly to carry out their goal of; horsemanship, a general respect for animals, and promotion of community pride. Many of the club’s members have gone on for state completion each year.
The Stampede 4H Club is not new to giving back. Beside competing at the Allegany County Fair each year with their animals and exhibits, organizations that have benefitted from their volunteerism and fundraising have been, St. Judes “Saddle Up” Ride, Pony Rides for the children of Whitsville, Annual Fishing Derby, Angelica Ambulance, Hurricane Katrina Relief Fund, and Finger Lakes SPCA.
Club members are; John Cox, Collin Cox, Tyler Cox, Regina Dougherty, Steven Dougherty, Randy Wilson, Paris Billings, Gina Billings, Jarrett Billings, Colten Billings, Paige Stebbins, Grady Fleming, Jolene Lucas, Ali Wojtkowiak, Ryan Wojtkowiak, Zoe Wojtkowiak and Gabby Stevens. Leaders are; Peggie Blamine, Marie Dougherty and Heather Cox.
For more information or a tour of the Ann and Carl Myers Cancer Center project visit, Noyes Health Facebook Page or contact Cynthia Oswald, Director of PR/Foundation or 585-335-4323.

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