Genesee Cancer Assistance https://www.thebatavian.com/ en https://www.thebatavian.com/themes/barrio_batavian/images/thebatavian_logo.png Genesee Cancer Assistance https://www.thebatavian.com/ Local Matters © 2008-2023 The Batavian. All Rights Reserved. Tue, 23 Jul 2024 13:36:07 -0400 https://www.thebatavian.com/themes/barrio_batavian/images/thebatavian_logo.png Sat, 04 May 2024 00:56:00 -0400 Blue Devils prevail in 'Strikeout Cancer' game against Greece https://www.thebatavian.com/staff/blue-devils-prevail-in-strikeout-cancer-game-against-greece/639270
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Wearing pink uniform T-shirts, the Batavia Blue Devils "Struck Out" on Friday to raise $1,900 for Genesee Cancer Assistance.

The softball team also beat Greece 8-2.

Giana Mruczek had Greece's hitters striking out plenty of times, recording nine whiffs and giving up only four hits.

Offensively:

  • Hannah Carney, 2-3, 2 RBIs
  • Sophia Minuto, 1-2, 2 RBIs
  • Libby Grazioplene, doubled
  • Drew Stevens, 1-2 
  • Kyleigh Kabel had a 2 RBI double 

Submitted photos.

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https://www.thebatavian.com/staff/blue-devils-prevail-in-strikeout-cancer-game-against-greece/639270#comments https://www.thebatavian.com/staff/blue-devils-prevail-in-strikeout-cancer-game-against-greece/639270 May 4, 2024, 12:56am Genesee Cancer Assistance Blue Devils prevail in 'Strikeout Cancer' game against Greece Staff <div> <div class="field field--name-field-media-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img loading="lazy" src="https://www.thebatavian.com/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/2024-05/image0-2.jpeg?itok=lSUbSnmp" width="640" height="432" alt="batavia softball pink game" class="image-style-large"> </div> </div> <p>Wearing pink uniform T-shirts, the Batavia Blue Devils "Struck Out" on Friday to raise $1,900 for Genesee Cancer Assistance.</p><p>The softball team also beat Greece 8-2.</p><p>Giana Mruczek had Greece's hitters striking out plenty of times, recording nine whiffs and giving up only four hits.</p><p>Offensively:</p><ul><li>Hannah Carney, 2-3</li></ul>
Genesee Cancer Assistance planning a fun-filled bowling event on March 2 https://www.thebatavian.com/press-release/genesee-cancer-assistance-planning-a-fun-filled-bowling-event-on-march-2/638204 Updated Feb. 23: EVENT CANCELED

Press Release:

Genesee Cancer Assistance (GCA) is adding a new fundraising event on March 2. The Bowling Event will be a fun-filled day of bowling, contests, and shenanigans supporting GCA! This event is for everyone, so bring your friends and family! 

The event will take place at Strikeforce Lanes, 49 S. Pearl St., Oakfield. To accommodate everyone, there are three shifts available: noon, 3 p.m., and 6 p.m. Entry for teams of four is $120 and teams can register online at www.geneseecancerassistance.org. 

There will also be additional raffles, including a cooler of booze available, and Rusty Rail Bar & Grill will be offering food and drink specials! Come out and have some fun while supporting GCA. All money raised will stay in Genesee County.

Sponsorship opportunities are also available! Can’t make it to bowl? You can still support the event as a sponsor. Lane sponsors will have their sign above each lane for the duration of the event at $150, with only twelve available!

Additionally, Strike and Spare sponsorships are available, please visit the website or contact Event Coordinator, Kathy Antinore, at kathy@geneseecancerassistance.org.

For more information about this event, future events, our services, or how to volunteer, please visit www.geneseecancerassistance.org or call the office at (585) 345-0417.

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https://www.thebatavian.com/press-release/genesee-cancer-assistance-planning-a-fun-filled-bowling-event-on-march-2/638204#comments https://www.thebatavian.com/press-release/genesee-cancer-assistance-planning-a-fun-filled-bowling-event-on-march-2/638204 Feb 7, 2024, 1:24pm Genesee Cancer Assistance Genesee Cancer Assistance planning a fun-filled bowling event on March 2 Press Release <p>Updated&nbsp;Feb. 23: EVENT CANCELED</p><p>Press Release:</p><blockquote><p>Genesee Cancer Assistance (GCA) is adding a new fundraising event on March 2. The Bowling Event will be a fun-filled day of bowling, contests, and shenanigans supporting GCA! This event is for everyone, so bring your friends and family!&nbsp;</p><p>The event will take place</p></blockquote>
Movember campaign raises money for Genesee Cancer Assistance https://www.thebatavian.com/press-release/movember-campaign-raises-money-for-genesee-cancer-assistance/637771
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Press Release:

The Batavia Police Department has closed out the Movember campaign for 2023. The department raised $1,700 for Genesee Cancer Assistance with 19 members participating. Pictured are a few members who participated in the campaign with leadership from Genesee Cancer Assistance. 

Genesee Cancer Assistance, Inc. is a registered 501(c)(3) not-for-profit, co-founded in 1995 by Mrs. Dorothy Schlaggel & Mr. Russ Romano. Their shared desire was to create an organization through which cancer patients living in Genesee County could have access to financial aid and a variety of support services. Since its founding, Genesee Cancer Assistance has been able to assist thousands of individuals; helping hundreds of patients each year.  

The Movember Worldwide Campaign started in 2003 in Australia and has since grown. Movember was created to bring awareness to Men’s Health; specifically, prostate cancer, testicular cancer, mental health, and suicide prevention.

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https://www.thebatavian.com/press-release/movember-campaign-raises-money-for-genesee-cancer-assistance/637771#comments https://www.thebatavian.com/press-release/movember-campaign-raises-money-for-genesee-cancer-assistance/637771 Jan 3, 2024, 2:52pm Genesee Cancer Assistance Movember campaign raises money for Genesee Cancer Assistance Press Release <div> <div class="field field--name-field-media-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img loading="lazy" src="https://www.thebatavian.com/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/2024-01/16645743749223361132.jpeg?itok=PAlTOzLh" width="800" height="418" alt="batavia pd movember" class="image-style-large"> </div> </div> <p>Press Release:</p><blockquote><p>The Batavia Police Department has closed out the Movember campaign for 2023. The department raised $1,700 for Genesee Cancer Assistance with 19 members participating. Pictured are a few members who participated in the campaign with leadership from Genesee Cancer Assistance.&nbsp;</p><p>Genesee Cancer Assistance, Inc. is a registered</p></blockquote>
Pink Box Fundraiser at Main St. Pizza raises $2,800 for Genesee Cancer Assistance https://www.thebatavian.com/howard-owens/pink-box-fundraiser-at-main-st-pizza-raises-2800-for-genesee-cancer-assistance/637485
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Main St. Pizza Company owner Vic Marchese presented a check this week to Genesee Cancer Assistance for $2,816, proceeds from his annual Pink Box Fundraiser.  Each October, Main St. delivers its pizzas in pink boxes, and each sale yields a donation to Genesee Cancer Assistance.  Pictured from left, Marchese, with board members Shirley Puleo, Maryann Haigh, Nick Grasso and Executive Director Sue Underwood.
Photo by Howard Owens
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https://www.thebatavian.com/howard-owens/pink-box-fundraiser-at-main-st-pizza-raises-2800-for-genesee-cancer-assistance/637485#comments https://www.thebatavian.com/howard-owens/pink-box-fundraiser-at-main-st-pizza-raises-2800-for-genesee-cancer-assistance/637485 Dec 7, 2023, 7:31am Genesee Cancer Assistance Pink Box Fundraiser at Main St. Pizza raises $2,800 for Genesee Cancer Assistance Howard Owens <figure role="group" class="caption caption-div"> <div> <div class="field field--name-field-media-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img alt="main-street-pizza-pink-box-campaign-2023" class="image-style-large" height="533" loading="lazy" src="https://www.thebatavian.com/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/2023-12/main-street-pizza-pink-box-campaign-2023.jpg?itok=ZDNr92PO" width="800"> </div> </div> <figcaption><em>Main St. Pizza Company owner Vic Marchese presented a check this week to Genesee Cancer Assistance for $2,816, proceeds from his annual Pink Box Fundraiser. &nbsp;Each October, Main St. delivers its pizzas in pink boxes, and each sale yields a donation to Genesee Cancer Assistance. &nbsp;Pictured from left, Marchese, with board members Shirley Puleo, Maryann Haigh, Nick Grasso and Executive Director Sue Underwood.</em><br><em>Photo by Howard Owens</em></figcaption> </figure>
Batavia volleyball teams raise $2,200 for Genesee Cancer Assistance https://www.thebatavian.com/howard-owens/batavia-volleyball-teams-raise-2200-for-genesee-cancer-assistance/636725
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For the  second year on Tuesday, Batavia High School's volleyball teams, varsity and JV, hosted a "pink game" to raise money in support of Genesee Cancer Assistance.

The teams raised $2,200.

Statement provided by Sarah Gahagan:

Nick Grasso graciously accepted this donation on behalf of Genesee Cancer Assistance.  He reminded all spectators of how important it is to help out locally whenever possible. He reminded the spectators how expensive travel, treatment and other things people battling this disease need on a daily basis and how grateful our local recipients are to have events like this in their honor.

We would like to thank all of our local sponsors for donating baskets to support our team. 

To view or purchase photos, click here.

Photos by Steve Ognibene

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https://www.thebatavian.com/howard-owens/batavia-volleyball-teams-raise-2200-for-genesee-cancer-assistance/636725#comments https://www.thebatavian.com/howard-owens/batavia-volleyball-teams-raise-2200-for-genesee-cancer-assistance/636725 Oct 4, 2023, 2:42pm Genesee Cancer Assistance Batavia volleyball teams raise $2,200 for Genesee Cancer Assistance Howard Owens <div> <div class="field field--name-field-media-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img loading="lazy" src="https://www.thebatavian.com/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/2023-10/a76y2605.jpg?itok=TpfgAyKd" width="800" height="1200" alt="volleyball pink game batavia high school" class="image-style-large"> </div> </div> <p>For the &nbsp;second year on Tuesday, Batavia High School's volleyball teams, varsity and JV, hosted a "pink game" to raise money in support of Genesee Cancer Assistance.</p><p>The teams raised $2,200.</p><p>Statement provided by Sarah Gahagan:</p><blockquote><p>Nick Grasso graciously accepted this donation on behalf of Genesee Cancer Assistance.&nbsp; He</p></blockquote>
BPD raises $1,560 for Genesee Cancer Assistance in Movember https://www.thebatavian.com/press-release/bpd-raises-1560-for-genesee-cancer-assistance-in-movember/626614

Press release:

The Batavia Police Department has closed out the Movember / Don’t Shave December campaigns for 2022. The department was able to raise $1,560 for Genesee Cancer Assistance. Department members would like to thank the community for their support and donations.

The Movember Worldwide Campaign started in 2003 in Australia and has since grown. Movember was created to bring awareness to Men’s Health, specifically, prostate cancer, testicular cancer, mental health, and suicide prevention.

Submitted photo.

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https://www.thebatavian.com/press-release/bpd-raises-1560-for-genesee-cancer-assistance-in-movember/626614#comments https://www.thebatavian.com/press-release/bpd-raises-1560-for-genesee-cancer-assistance-in-movember/626614 Jan 24, 2023, 6:12pm Genesee Cancer Assistance BPD raises $1,560 for Genesee Cancer Assistance in Movember Press Release <p><div> <div class="field field--name-field-media-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img loading="lazy" src="https://www.thebatavian.com/sites/default/files/users/60/2023-01/movember_2022.jpg" width="460" height="236"> </div> </div> </p> <p>Press release:</p> <blockquote> <p>The Batavia Police Department has closed out the Movember&nbsp;/ Don’t Shave December campaigns for 2022. The department was able to raise $1,560 for Genesee Cancer Assistance. Department members would like to thank the community for their support and donations.</p> <p>The Movember&nbsp;Worldwide Campaign started in 2003 in Australia and</p></blockquote>
GCA dinner highlights love and support necessary to help people in treatment for cancer https://www.thebatavian.com/howard-b-owens/gca-dinner-highlights-love-and-support-necessary-to-help-people-in-treatment-for

Cancer has diminished the speaking voice of Antonia Richenburg but now her spirit, as she made clear at the annual dinner of Genesee Cancer Assistance at Batavia Downs on Saturday night.

Richenburg was diagnosed with squamous cell carcinomas on her right vocal chord in the Fall of 2013.  The following February she was referred to Genesee Cancer Assistance.

"Genesee Cancer Assistance has been a wonderful asset," Antonia said through her daughter Carson, who read her speech. "When I was confused and not able to find the answers I needed, the staff at Genesee Cancer Assistance were there to help out by doing their best to answer my questions. They even made the process of receiving financial assistance during my struggle with cancer a stress-free process."

It has been her family who has been her strength, though, she said.

"Although this has been a rough road for me, I never gave up," she said. "I have a strong support system. My family has been my biggest supporter, with more love and encouragement than anyone has ever asked for. I would have never survived without my husband, Eric, and my children, Todd, his wife, Rachel, and my daughters, Kearson and Carson."

She added later to encompass her entire support entourage, including her doctors, "the love and support of these people kept me focused on what's important."

And ended with advice for anyone diagnosed with cancer.

"Love and support are definitely needed," she said. "It will help keep you alive."

Photos by Howard Owens

Tami Burbules, also a cancer survivor, thanked Genesee Cancer Assistance for its support after she was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2021.

Dorothy Schlaggel, a founder of Genesee Cancer Assistance, received a standing ovation when she was introduced.

Schlaggel said the idea for Genesee Cancer Assistance came after she and some others attended the Relay for Life in Rochester and they decided they didn't want to make that trip anymore so they started the Festival of Hope Walk to raise money to help battle cancer.

"There are a lot of our volunteers who are still volunteering, and it's been 30 years or more," Schlaggel said. "And all I've got to say is Genesee Cancer Assistance has the best volunteers ever and this place is fantastic."

Before the speeches, the volunteers were recognized, including, above, Mary Valle and Martha Woodruff.

Sue Underwood applauds Antonia Richenburg after her speech. Soon the whole room was on its feet applauding.

Paul Figlow was master of ceremonies.

 

The cash door prize was awarded by a process of elimination.  Everybody had a little lighted trinket and if your number was called, you turned off your light. At the time this picture was taken, just before The Batavian left, there were 61 lights still on.

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https://www.thebatavian.com/howard-b-owens/gca-dinner-highlights-love-and-support-necessary-to-help-people-in-treatment-for#comments https://www.thebatavian.com/howard-b-owens/gca-dinner-highlights-love-and-support-necessary-to-help-people-in-treatment-for Nov 20, 2022, 4:37pm Genesee Cancer Assistance GCA dinner highlights love and support necessary to help people in treatment for cancer Howard Owens <p><div> <div class="field field--name-field-media-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img loading="lazy" src="https://www.thebatavian.com/sites/default/files/users/60/2022-11/gcadinner2022.jpg" width="460" height="294"> </div> </div> </p> <p>Cancer has diminished the speaking voice of Antonia Richenburg but now her spirit, as she made clear at the annual dinner of Genesee Cancer Assistance at Batavia Downs on Saturday night.</p> <p>Richenburg was diagnosed with&nbsp;squamous cell carcinomas on her right vocal chord in the Fall of 2013.&nbsp; The following February</p>
Genesee Cancer Assistance Night at the Downs Nov. 19 https://www.thebatavian.com/joanne-beck/genesee-cancer-assistance-night-at-the-downs-nov-19/621107 Tickets are available through Monday for the annual Genesee Cancer Assistance Night at the Downs to honor volunteers who have devoted time and energy for the nonprofit.

The evening is to include a basket raffle, buffet dinner and recognition of volunteers. Doors open at 4 p.m., with appetizers at 5 p.m. and dinner at 6 p.m. Nov. 19 at Batavia Downs Gaming and Hotel on Park Road, Batavia.

 A cash bar will be available, and raffle winners will be drawn after dinner.

Tickets are $35, which includes $25 Free Play. To purchase tickets, call 585-345-0417 or order online

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https://www.thebatavian.com/joanne-beck/genesee-cancer-assistance-night-at-the-downs-nov-19/621107#comments https://www.thebatavian.com/joanne-beck/genesee-cancer-assistance-night-at-the-downs-nov-19/621107 Nov 4, 2022, 8:07pm Genesee Cancer Assistance Genesee Cancer Assistance Night at the Downs Nov. 19 jfbeck_99_272012 <p>Tickets are available through Monday for the annual Genesee Cancer Assistance Night at the Downs to honor volunteers who have devoted time and energy for the nonprofit.</p> <p>The evening is to include a basket raffle, buffet dinner and recognition of volunteers. Doors open at 4 p.m., with appetizers at 5</p>
BHS volleyball team raises $1,100 for Genesee Cancer Assistance https://www.thebatavian.com/howard-b-owens/bhs-volleyball-team-raises-1100-for-genesee-cancer-assistance/620558

The Batavia High School volleyball team held their first "pink game" this season, raising $1,100 for Genesee Cancer Assistance.

"We just wanted to do this because it's something that stays in Genesee County, and it's really good to just have the money stay here and benefit our community," said team captain Olivia Shell.

Head Coach James Patric said he expects pink games to become annual events to benefit Genesee Cancer Assistance. There will be more advance planning next season, he said, with a goal of raising $3,000 to $3,500.

"It's amazing to have them want to reach out and do this for us," said Nickie Fazio. "This money is going to be so beneficial to our patients. We're just very grateful. And if they want to do this next year, we're more than happy to help them."

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https://www.thebatavian.com/howard-b-owens/bhs-volleyball-team-raises-1100-for-genesee-cancer-assistance/620558#comments https://www.thebatavian.com/howard-b-owens/bhs-volleyball-team-raises-1100-for-genesee-cancer-assistance/620558 Oct 27, 2022, 7:30am Genesee Cancer Assistance BHS volleyball team raises $1,100 for Genesee Cancer Assistance Howard Owens <p><div> <div class="field field--name-field-media-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img loading="lazy" src="https://www.thebatavian.com/sites/default/files/users/60/2022-10/img_3528volleyball.jpg" width="460" height="308"> </div> </div> </p> <p>The Batavia High School volleyball team held their first "pink game" this season, raising $1,100 for Genesee Cancer Assistance.</p> <p>"We just wanted to do this because it's something that stays in Genesee County, and it's really good to just have the money stay here and benefit our community," said team</p>
Fun in the sun for players in 27th Annual Genesee Cancer Assistance Golf Tournament https://www.thebatavian.com/howard-b-owens/fun-in-the-sun-for-players-in-27th-annual-genesee-cancer-assistance-golf-tournament

It was a perfect day for 18 holes of golf yesterday at Terry Hills, which hosted the 27th Annual Genesee Cancer Assistance Golf Tournament.

Director Sue Underwood said the tournament last year raised $28,000 and this year they hoped to raise more than $30,000.

"We're hopeful we will be over 30, but we're thankful for whatever we make," she said.

The tournament is the non-profit's main fundraiser for the year. The funds are used to provide assistance to cancer patients.

This year 36 teams participated, and sponsorships increased from 52 a year ago to 62 this year.  There were more than 200 prizes, either door prizes or auction items, available to participants. 

Top photo: Ron Puccio stripes his ball down the middle of the fairway to get his tournament, and his team, off to a good start.  His team (next three photos) included Dan Voltura, Fred Hamilton, and Ed Priestley.

Photos by Howard Owens.

Bill Utter, in orange shirt, last year's 50-50 drawing winner, gets ready to draw the 2022 winner, while Sue Underwood and Chris Rumfola look on.

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https://www.thebatavian.com/howard-b-owens/fun-in-the-sun-for-players-in-27th-annual-genesee-cancer-assistance-golf-tournament#comments https://www.thebatavian.com/howard-b-owens/fun-in-the-sun-for-players-in-27th-annual-genesee-cancer-assistance-golf-tournament Jul 31, 2022, 3:21pm Genesee Cancer Assistance Fun in the sun for players in 27th Annual Genesee Cancer Assistance Golf Tournament Howard Owens <p><div> <div class="field field--name-field-media-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img loading="lazy" src="https://www.thebatavian.com/sites/default/files/users/60/2022-07/cancerassistterryhills2022.jpg" width="460" height="691"> </div> </div> </p> <p>It was a perfect day for 18 holes of golf yesterday at Terry Hills, which hosted the 27th Annual Genesee Cancer Assistance Golf Tournament.</p> <p>Director Sue Underwood said the tournament last year raised $28,000 and this year they hoped to raise more than $30,000.</p> <p>"We're hopeful we will be over</p>