Cancer Care Foundation Donates $40,000 for Siteman Patients
From left, social worker Anne Rihanek and researcher Greg Longmore, MD, of the Siteman Cancer Center accept a donation from Darren Pang, honorary chairman of the Steinberg Winter Classic, and Joe Fresta Jr., board chairman of the Cancer Care Foundation and founder of the Steinberg Winter Classic.
Jan. 17, 2013 – Patients at the Siteman Cancer Center at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine will receive a helping hand thanks to a contribution from the Cancer Care Foundation.
The local nonprofit, which raises money through the annual Steinberg Winter Classic hockey tournament, recently donated $40,000 for Siteman patients who need assistance with treatment-related expenses.
“The Siteman Cancer Center is thankful for these funds, which help patients concentrate less on finances and more on improving their health and overall well-being,” says Timothy Eberlein, MD, Siteman director.
The donation will help pay for transportation to and from chemotherapy and radiation treatments, pharmaceuticals, child care and other needs.
Joe Fresta Jr., a two-time testicular cancer survivor, founded the Steinberg Winter Classic, a three-on-three tournament. The second tournament and related events will be help March 1 to 3 at Forest Park. Visit www.steinbergwinterclassic.com for more information.