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Catskill Regional Medical receives proceeds from BCANY vs. Cancer Classic

April 26, 2013

Students and coaches present a check to the Catskill Regional Medical Center's Oncology UnitOn April 23, Catskill Regional Medical Center (CRMC) received a check for more than $3,000 raised at the Sullivan County BCANY vs. Cancer Classic, held on February 16 at Monticello High School and February 17 at Sullivan County Community College to raise funds for CRMC’s Oncology Department.

The fifth annual fundraiser, held in conjunction with the Basketball Coaches Association of New York (BCANY), experienced weather issues and location changes and still managed to raise over $3,000. The fundraiser originated as a single “Pink Out” game and has grown to a full weekend of games. This year’s participants included Monticello, Eldred, Tri-Valley, Liberty, Fallsburg, Roscoe, and Sullivan West high school girls and boys basketball teams and SUNY Sullivan’s men’s and women’s teams..

On April 23, a group of 8 students and 4 coaches/faculty members presented the check to Fred Kuriger, CRMC’s CEO and Glorianne Ellison, RN in the Oncology Department. The group then took a tour of the Oncology Unit at CRMC.

“It is a great opportunity for all of us to help others in the community, to be part of something bigger than our basketball programs, and to support our hospital”, commented Christopher Russo, Monticello High School Boys Basketball Coach. “We are proud of the fundraiser and we hope to continue it for a long time.”

Cancer Care at CRMC includes a well-developed oncology program that offers a multidisciplinary team approach combined with quality care. The program continues to be distinguished by the excellent and compassionate patient care it provides. For more information or to schedule an appointment, contact the Hematology/Oncology Department at 845.794.3341.

A member of the Greater Hudson Valley Health System, Catskill Regional Medical Center is dedicated to providing the highest quality health care to residents in the Sullivan County region. For more information, call 845-794-3300 or visit www.crmcny.org.