2011-01-13 / Local & State

Forbes Road Students Raise Money For Cancer

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Kinsey Cutchall and Emily Karczewski present a $3,500 check to Kevin Lorentsen, MD, medical oncologist, left, and Barbara Constable, right, director of Summit Cancer and Hematology Services (right). Kinsey Cutchall and Emily Karczewski present a $3,500 check to Kevin Lorentsen, MD, medical oncologist, left, and Barbara Constable, right, director of Summit Cancer and Hematology Services (right). Kinsey Cutchall, 17, and Emily Karczewski, 16, both students at Forbes Road High School, raised more than $3,500 for Summit Cancer and Hematology Services, an affiliate of Summit Health, as part of a service project for their school.

Cutchall and Karczewski organized a bingo fundraiser at the Hustontown Firehall in Fulton County, Pa., on November 14, 2010. The event brought out more than 90 community members.

“It was a lot of work, but it was all worth it,” Karczewski said. “I’m glad we were able to do a project that will truly help other people.”

“We both have people close to us who are cancer survivors, so that is why we decided on doing this for our service project,” Cutchall noted. “All of our hard work paid off.”

According to Barbara Constable, director of Summit Cancer and Hematology Services, Summit Health’s cancer program is dedicated to providing high quality care throughout the spectrum of cancer treatment.

“Skilled surgeons are offering minimally invasive procedures that are more commonly available at large academic centers,” Constable said. “Our radiation oncologists are using state-of-the-art radiation treatments to target tumors while avoiding the many unwanted side effects offered by more traditional methods.”

Constable added that medical oncologists at Summit Health are also offering leading-edge treatments with the latest and most effective chemotherapy drugs and biological modifiers.

“The donation made by Kinsey and Emily is wonderful,” Constable said. “Their hard work helped raise a substantial amount of money that will be used to help our patients fight cancer, and we are grateful to them for their gift. “

For more information about Summit Cancer and Hematology Services, call 717- 262-HOPE or visit www.SummitHealth.org/cancer.

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