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The Bob Huggins Fish Fry Raised Nearly $700,000 to Support Cancer Care Services Across Vandalia Health System

Posted Date: 4/9/2024

On Saturday, April 6, the 12th annual Bob Huggins Fish Fry, presented by Little General Stores, raised nearly $700,000 to benefit the Norma Mae Huggins Cancer Endowment in support of cancer care services at Vandalia Health and the Remember the Miners Scholars Program.

The Norma Mae Huggins Cancer Endowment was established by the Huggins family in their mother’s name to support cancer care and research across West Virginia. Coach Huggins has partnered with Vandalia Health to help provide cancer care services spanning the entire state of West Virginia. The Remember the Miners Scholars Program provides scholarships to engineering students who concentrate on mining and mining safety.

Comprised of CAMC Health System, Davis Health System, and Mon Health System, Vandalia Health provides cancer care services spanning the entire state of West Virginia. Across its seven cancer treatment centers, the health system is recognized and nationally accredited by several prestigious organizations.

Both CAMC and Mon Health System’s Cancer Centers are accredited by the Commission on Cancer, a quality program of the American College of Surgeons, ensuring the centers’ comprehensive cancer care including a complete range of state-of-the-art services and equipment, a multidisciplinary team approach to coordinate the best available treatment options, access to prevention and early detection programs, a cancer registry that offers lifelong patient follow-up, and more.

CAMC Cancer Center has been recognized by the U.S. News & World Report as a High Performing Hospital in 2023-2024 in both Colon Cancer Surgery and for Leukemia, Lymphoma, and Myeloma. In addition, CAMC Cancer Center is accredited by DNV and the Quality Oncology Practice Initiative Certification Program, an affiliate of the American Society of Clinical Oncology. Mon Health Medical Center is also accredited as a Lung Cancer Screening Center by the American College of Radiology.

“We thank Coach Bob Huggins, Larry Huggins, the Huggins family, our Vandalia staff, volunteers, donors, and event team for delivering a community sought after Fish Fry,” said David Goldberg, President and CEO of Mon Health System and Executive Vice President of Vandalia Health. “More than a thousand attendees heard music from three great performers, ate delicious food from The Mason Jar, heard great stories from famed Steelers players Rocky Bleier and Jack Ham, WVU great Meg Bulger, and gave so generously. Little General Stores, Mr. and Mrs. Ike Morris, Hope Gas, and so many other generous donors made this annual event so meaningful for our cancer program across Vandalia Health hospitals and the Remember the Miners Scholars Program. We are humbled, proud, and can’t wait for next year.”

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