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First “Duel in the Pool” Raises $5000 For Ann and Carl Myers Cancer Center

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

On Saturday, September 24, more than 200 high school swimmers from 14 regional teams met at the Bath-Haverling Complex pool for the first ever "Duel in the Pool."  Girls from the Livingston Conference and Finger Lakes League competed as single teams for bragging rights and to raise money for the new Ann and Carl Myers Cancer Center in Dansville.  The winner?  The Cancer Center, as admission fees, 50/50 raffles and other games raised $5000.  At the end of the meet, the girls and their coaches presented the check to UR Medicine / Noyes Health CEO Amy Pollard and Noyes Health Foundation chair Jon Shay.

“We are grateful to Livingston Conference and Dansville girls’ swim coach Jim Welch and his counterpart from the Finger Lakes League, Chris Oaks at Pal-Mac, for organizing this event and choosing to give the proceeds to the Cancer Center,” says Pollard. “The girls gave it their all and had fun.  It was a great morning of competition and camaraderie.”

The Ann and Carl Myers Cancer Center is a collaborative project among Wilmot Cancer Institute, Jones Memorial Hospital (Wellsville), and Noyes Health. When it opens its doors early next year, it will serve as a regional hub for oncology services and includes a medical oncology clinic in Wellsville and Hornell.  Established with a $2 million gift from Ann and Carl Myers, the $5.8 million project will feature a 4,500 square foot radiation oncology clinic and a 2,300 square foot medical oncology clinic featuring three exam rooms and seven chemotherapy/infusion chairs.  It will also provide patients with access to advanced diagnostic testing, clinical trials, outpatient palliative care, and Wilmot Cancer Institute’s Judy DiMarzo Cancer Survivorship Program.  Physicians at the cancer center and medical oncology clinic at Jones will have access to UR Medicine’s region-wide electronic medical record system and regular consultations with multidisciplinary teams focused on cancer. It will allow our patients to focus not on the stress and expense of travelling for treatment, but rather on living their lives and getting well.

Two hundred swimmers from the Livingston Conference and Finger Lakes League competed in the first cross-conference “Duel in the Pool” at the Bath-Haverling pool on Saturday, September 24.  After the meet, the girls and their coaches presented a check for $5000 to UR Medicine / Noyes Health CEO Amy Pollard and Noyes Health Foundation chair Jon Shay.

Noyes Health Foundation chair Jon Shay and UR Medicine / Noyes Health CEO Amy Pollard receive a check for $5000 from Dansville High School girls’ swimming coach Jim Welch and his wife Natalie.  Two hundred swimmers from across the region competed on Saturday, September 24, for cross-conference bragging rights and to raise money for the new Ann and Carl Myers Cancer Center, under construction on the campus of Noyes Health in Dansville.  The $5000 check was presented at the end of the meet.

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