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February 15, 2011 - 5:51pm
posted by Billie Owens in Announcements, Genesee Cancer Assistance.

Zumba -- the fun fusion of Latin and international music and dynamic, effective fitness dance moves -- is the focus of a Party of Hope to benefit Genesee Cancer Assistance, Inc., on Saturday, Feb. 26.

Participants will do some booty shaking for a good cause, with sponsorships of $20 for one hour or $50 for all day. Participants under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. (Even watching this is a hoot!)

Registration begins at 10 a.m. inside the Genesee Country Mall on Main Street in Downtown Batavia.

Pre-registration is available from Genesee Cancer Assistance, located at 214 E. Main St., or at The Insurance Center, 50 Main St., both in Batavia.

 

January 22, 2011 - 8:12pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in batavia, Batavia Downs, Genesee Cancer Assistance.

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Genesee Cancer Assistance held one of its biggest annual fundraisers this evening at Batavia Downs. It featured a full buffet-style dinner, hosted bar, basket raffles, auction and music from The Trolls.

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Above, John Gerace, his wife Rhonda and children Taylor, 16, and Jackson, 13. John, a member of Rotary, is the son of Joe Gerace, one of the founders Genesee Cancer Assistance and also a member of Rotary. Rhonda, too, is a member of Rotary (There, that should be worth some fines.)

June 5, 2010 - 7:34am
posted by Howard B. Owens in batavia, Batavia Downs, photos, Genesee Cancer Assistance.

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There was a large turn out Friday evening at Batavia Downs for the annual Festival of Hope to benefit Genesee Cancer Assistance.

GCA raised $30,000 this year.

The event featured a 5K walk/run, games for children, music, a Chinese Auction and haircuts and beauty treatments.

On left below, Paul C. Stomper poses with Dr. Kevin Mudd. Stomper was the keynote speaker Friday. The Batavia native has travelled the U.S. working with cancer patients and has authored a book, "Come Sunday, Inspiration for Living with Heart."  Mudd is president of GCA. You can find out more about Stomper and his book at ComeSunday.net.

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More pictures after the jump:

April 22, 2010 - 9:10pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in Stafford, Joe Gerace, Genesee Cancer Assistance.

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Joe and Lois Gerace were in the Stafford Fire Hall this evening serving up heaping helpings of Joe's famous spaghetti. The dinner was a benefit for Genesee Cancer Assistance.

I'm proud to say that in the Chinese auction, Billie and I won a painting by John Hodgins and a Batavia Muckdogs sign with a mounted baseball bat.

April 20, 2010 - 9:47am
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June 4, 2010 - 5:00pm to 11:40pm

Genesee Cancer Assistance Inc. (GCA), a community-based, volunteer organization located in Batavia, set the date for their annual Festival of Hope celebration. The Festival of Hope celebration & fundraiser gives GCA the ability to help cancer patients and families who need support.

February 14, 2010 - 7:42pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in schools, Oakfield, cancer, Genesee Cancer Assistance.

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Submitted by Tammy Cassidy:

Oakfield-Alabama Elementary School employees, pictured in their “Fight Like a Girl” T-shirts, show support for Mrs. Esther Goodrich, who is battling breast cancer. Mrs. Goodrich is the wife of the school district’s Director of Special Education, Mike Goodrich. Thanks to elementary school Principal Mark Alexander, teachers and staff enjoyed a dress down day. All proceeds will benefit Genesee Cancer Assistance.

November 11, 2009 - 7:04pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in charity, Genesee Cancer Assistance.

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Our dinner tonight was some of Joe Gerace's famous spaghetti and meatballs at Holy Name of Mary Church in East Pembroke. The popular dinner is a fundraiser for Genesee Cancer Assistance. Friends told us to get their early because it's not unusual for them to run out of sauce.

Besides the great services provided by Genesee Cancer Assistance, one of the great things about the charity is that it has no overhead and all the money donated stays in Genesee County.

Gerace is pictured below on the right.

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