The 21st annual Stomp Out Cancer Telethon raised $250,000, according to the Mohawk Valley Health System Foundation and the MVHS Cancer Center.
This year, gifts had double the impact as all donations, up to $125,000, were matched.
“This generous donation was made anonymously and is gifted in memory of a remarkable man,” said Nancy Butcher, director of the MVHS Cancer Center.
“The support of this community is amazing,” Butcher said. “What is being done at the MVHS Cancer Center is touching the lives of thousands and will continue to do so for generations to come.”
Dollars raised through this year’s telethon will support the purchase of a new, state-of-the-art linear accelerator that is needed for the F.E. Romano Family Radiation Oncology Department at the MVHS Cancer Center.
A new linear accelerator will allow the MVHS Cancer Center team to target tumors more accurately in a shorter treatment time while also minimizing the dose of radiation to surrounding healthy tissue and organs.
Those wishing to make a donation to the MVHS Cancer Center may visit mvhealthsystem.org/stomp-out-cancer.