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RC Willey donates $10,000 to Renown Institute for Cancer



In honor of breast cancer awareness month, RC Willey and its “Think Pink!” promotion donated $10,000 to Renown Institute for Cancer to support cancer research, treatment and prevention for cancer patients in northern Nevada. Jon Jensen, general manager for RC Willey, presented the check to Joel Muller, vice president of Renown Health Foundation, and Linda Ferris, PhD, vice president of Renown Institute for Cancer, Nov. 12.

Even more than raising money, RC Willey encouraged employees and community members to learn more about cancer prevention, screenings, treatment and support for all types of cancer. The campaign provided a “Lunch and Learn” session for RC Willey associates Tuesday, Oct. 5, and a mini “Health Fair” Saturday, Oct. 2, at the South Meadows location to provide educational materials and answer questions for RC Willey customers.

Renown Institute for Cancer was the region’s first hospital recognized by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer for comprehensive cancer care for more than 23 years. Only 25 percent of hospitals nationwide meet the Commission’s rigorous standards.

The institute and the University of California San Francisco Medical Center announced a partnership that has enhanced patient care and improved access to top level medical experts. This recent affiliation brings a team of local and national experts together to offer patients the latest therapies and promising new treatments including access to clinical research trials and expedited referrals to cancer specialists.

Renown Institute for Cancer is the largest healthcare provider in the area conducting clinical trials with the National Cancer Institute. Leading northern Nevada in cancer research, Renown Institute for Cancer has administered more than 135 trials to 870 participants. www.renown.org/cancer

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