The Proctor High School Lady Phantoms Basketball Team recently presented a check for $1,973.25 to Breast Care Program at the Foley Cancer Center for the proceeds from the 2014 Lady Phantoms vs. Cancer basketball game. The funds raised through a variety of activities including raffles and a 50/50 are part of an ongoing effort of Coaches Lisa and Chris Hughes, the Lady Phantoms Basketball team and community supporters.
Now in its’ fourth year, Lady Phantoms vs. Cancer started as a way to honor community members whose lives have been touched by a cancer diagnosis. In the second year, a beloved member of the Proctor High School community, Paul Wager was diagnosed with cancer and proceeds were raised to establish a scholarship fund in his honor. The team plans to continue to donate to the scholarship fund and keep their contributions local.
“We are proud of our team,” says Coach Lisa Hughes. “We wanted to not only raise funds for this very important program, but also to help create more compassionate, caring and generous young people. We really think our Lady Phantoms vs. Cancer games have done that.”
Funds raised from the 2014 game will be used to improve the quality of life for women diagnosed with, undergoing treatment for and recovering from breast cancer and will fund services including support groups, complementary therapies like Reiki and acupuncture and patient assistance funds.
“We are grateful to be designated as the beneficiary of this wonderful event,” said Allan Eisemann, MD, Medical Director of the Foley Cancer Center. “We are pleased the Lady Phantoms supports our efforts to provide quality care and comfort to patients and their families facing the challenges of cancer.”
About the Foley Cancer Center
Comprehensive, compassionate, coordinated patient care services — paired with service excellence standards and commitment to quality — are the cornerstones of care at the Foley Cancer Center. Innovation, technology, and advance diagnostics complete the picture of integrative cancer care that respects the dignity and individuality of patients and families living with a cancer diagnosis.
For more than 25 years, the Foley Cancer Center remains steadfast in its commitment to patients, and as a result, has been continuously accredited by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer (CoC) since 1984.
The Accreditation Program, a component of the CoC, sets quality of care standards for cancer programs and reviews each program to ensure they conform to those standards. Approval by the CoC is given only to those facilities that have voluntarily committed to providing the highest level of quality cancer care and that undergo a rigorous evaluation process and review of their performance. To maintain the certification, facilities with CoC-accredited cancer programs must undergo an on-site review every three years.
About Rutland Regional Medical Center
Established in 1896, Rutland Regional is the second largest hospital in Vermont and is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to improving the health of families and individuals.