Float for a Cure Raises over $2700 this year!

Float for a Cure Raises over $2700  this year!

More About Float for a Cure Raises over $2700 this year!

Float for a Cure Raises Awareness and Support for Cancer treatment at WMHS

Back for a second year, cancer survivors from Keyser raised more than $2,700 this year to aid patients undergoing cancer treatment at Western Maryland Health System. Corporate and individual sponsors in and around Mineral County supported cancer survivors Johnny Bauer and Steve Brill in 2019, who nearly doubled their contributions over last year.
The six-mile river trip and fundraiser was created in 2018 to honor the late Artie Hartman, founder of the Stray Cat Café, which closed after 30 years when Hartman lost his battle with colorectal cancer in 2016. Patrons and friends joined the paddlers for a picnic celebration at Riverdale Acres following the float this year in July, complete with food and live entertainment donated by Sue and Allan Biddle and Dave Clark. Johnny Bauer, Steve Brill, and George Tasker – all cancer survivors – coordinated the trip and raised funds, crediting a wide range of patrons for this year’s increase.
All proceeds benefit the WMHS Schwab Family Cancer Center patient assistance fund. The fund benefits area cancer patients experiencing financial challenges for basic needs while fighting a life-threatening illness.
For more information about Float for a Cure, contact Steve Brill at 304-788-0991. For additional information on the WMHS Schwab Family Cancer Center patient assistance fund, contact the WMHS Foundation at dmartz@wmhs.com or by calling 240-964-8003.


About Western Maryland Health System

Western Maryland Health System was formed in 1996 to strengthen the healthcare services in Western Maryland and the surrounding communities in Pennsylvania and West Virginia. In November 2009, WMHS opened a new state-of-the-art hospital on Willowbrook Road in Cumberland, Maryland.

The Western Maryland Regional Medical Center has over 200 beds and offers a comprehensive range of general and specialty services for medical, surgical, and obstetrical patients. In addition to hospital-based services, WMHS has a network of diagnostic centers, urgent care centers, physician practices, a skilled nursing facility, home care, and other outpatient specialty services.

WMHS has been at the forefront of value-based care and is continuously working to improve the overall health of the community with a variety of health initiatives, including: health screenings, classes on adopting healthy lifestyles, community education, and exercise programs. WMHS has also addressed the issue of underserved populations by opening Community Outreach Clinics that aim to help at-risk populations make more informed healthcare decisions.

As of February 2018, WMHS and UPMC (University of Pittsburgh Medical Center) joined together in a clinical affiliation to work cooperatively to enhance healthcare services for local residents. The partnership enables WMHS to build upon its success in providing value-based care and to strengthen its ability to deliver quality care, transform care delivery and reduce the total cost of providing care in the community.

To learn more about Western Maryland Health System, visit click for details. Find us on social media at facebook.com/westernmdhealth, youtube.com/WMHSCumberland, Twitter @westernmdhealth, and Instagram @westernmarylandhealthsystem.
Pictured: Ben Kosewski, executive director of the Schwab Family Cancer Center, left, and Karen Johnson, chief development officer for the WMHS Foundation, receive a check from Johnny Bauer and Steve Brill,
representing the Stray Cat Alumni’s 2019 Float for a Cure.

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Date: September 26, 2019






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Western Maryland Health System (WMHS) was formed in 1996 to strengthen the healthcare services in Western Maryland and the surrounding communities in Pennsylvania and West Virginia. In November 2009, WMHS opened a new state-of-the-art hospital on Willowbrook Road in Cumberland, Maryland.

The Western Maryland Regional Medical Center has over 200 beds and offers a comprehensive range of general and specialty services for medical, surgical, and obstetrical patients. In addition to hospital-based services, WMHS has a network of diagnostic centers, urgent care centers, physician practices, a skilled nursing facility, home care, and other outpatient specialty services.

WMHS has been at the forefront of value-based care and is continuously working to improve the overall health of the community with a variety of health initiatives, including: health screenings, classes on adopting healthy lifestyles, community education, and exercise programs. WMHS has also addressed the issue of underserved populations by opening Community Outreach Clinics that aim to help at-risk populations make more informed healthcare decisions.

To learn more about Western Maryland Health System, visit www.wmhs.com. Find us on social media at facebook.com/westernmdhealth, youtube.com/WMHSCumberland, Twitter @westernmdhealth, and Instagram @westernmarylandhealthsystem.

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