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FusionFest ’15 is a brand new fundraiser for Cancer Wellness Connections, and a collaborative effort be-tween Rochester Institute of Technology and CWC. On Friday, March 20, you can have fun and support a great cause by playing video games!

We knew that playing video games can help pass the time during chemotherapy treatments, but studies show these distractions also decrease the sensation of pain. CWC approached RIT’s Center for Media, Arts, Games, Interaction & Creativity (MAGIC), an international leader in Computer Science and Video Game Programming and Production, to partner on not only a video game fundraiser, but also ways to explore how video game technology and online communities can support people undergoing treatment.

You can join in. Go to https://secure.qgiv.com/event/fusionfest/ to set up your own fundraising page and have your own game-a-thon on Friday, March 20 in the comfort of your own home. Ask your friends and family to sponsor you as you play video games by the hour. Form a team and compete against others, all for a good cause. You play, we all win!

 

 

FusionFest ’15 is a brand new fundraiser for Cancer Wellness Connections, and a collaborative effort be-tween Rochester Institute of Technology and CWC. On Friday, March 20, you can have fun and support a great cause by playing video games!

We knew that playing video games can help pass the time during chemotherapy treatments, but studies show these distractions also decrease the sensation of pain. CWC approached RIT’s Center for Media, Arts, Games, Interaction & Creativity (MAGIC), an international leader in Computer Science and Video Game Programming and Production, to partner on not only a video game fundraiser, but also ways to explore how video game technology and online communities can support people undergoing treatment.

You can join in. Go to https://secure.qgiv.com/event/fusionfest/ to set up your own fundraising page and have your own game-a-thon on Friday, March 20 in the comfort of your own home. Ask your friends and family to sponsor you as you play video games by the hour. Form a team and compete against others, all for a good cause. You play, we all win!

Making an Impact

Thank you for joining us on Sunday, September 7,  2014 for the 7th Annual Ovarian & Gynecologic Cancer 5k. We had a record number of attendees. Well over 1,300 people ran, walked, strolled, skipped and yes, even roller skated the 5k course at our new venue, Monroe Community College.  Not only does this race raise awareness of gynecologic cancers, but is also the major annual fundraising event for Cancer Wellness Connections. This year 24 teams helped us smash though our Crowdrise goal!  All funds go towards providing services for people who are receiving outpatient chemotherapy treatment in Rochester area hospitals.

Most importantly, this day is an opportunity for families and friends to celebrate the lives of women impacted by these cancers.  Some of their stories can be found here: https://www.crowdrise.com/OvarianCancer5K2014

Save the Date for Next Year

8th Annual
Ovarian & Gynecologic Cancer 5k
Sunday, September 20, 2015
Monroe Community College
 

What We Do

Connecting with people. Encouraging positive attitudes. Delivering diversionary activities. All are at the heart of the organization known as Cancer Wellness Connections. Although originally founded in 2006 as Cancer Wellness Spa, the mission of the group remains the same.

When battling cancer through chemotherapy, many people experience unpleasant side effects and face a treatment program that is emotionally, mentally, and physically taxing. The founders of Cancer Wellness Connections— Dr. Cynthia Angel, Dr. Brent DuBeshter, and Eileen Grossman, recognized the importance of providing diversionary activities to help the people undergoing these treatments.

Bringing Bright Moments to Treatment Times

Cancer Wellness Connections now delivers free services to more than 12,000 people each year at four different infusion centers. A team of dedicated, passionate volunteers provides these activities and “bright moments” to help patients have a more positive experience “on the way to wellness.”

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