Spring Fling Celebrating Life, Hope + Health UPMC/Jameson Cancer Center & New Castle Medical Oncology Hosts

Date: 04/13/2011


New Castle, PA - April 13, 2011 UPMC/Jameson Cancer Center has partnered with New Castle Medical Oncology to host a “Spring Fling” event to build awareness of the cancer treatment and support resources available in our community and to raise funds for special projects supporting cancer patients. The “Spring Fling” Health Fair will be held on Friday, April 29, 2011, at the UPMC/Jameson Cancer Center and New Castle Oncology at the Medical Arts Building, 2602 Wilmington Road, New Castle, PA 16105, from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. 

This is the second year for the “Spring Fling” launched by the inspiration of Jeannie Williams, the Patient Navigator for the UPMC/Jameson Cancer Center, and Rebecca Rainville, RN.  Mrs. Williams leads her patients through the maze that first begins the day of a cancer diagnosis assisting her patients to obtain cancer education, prepare them for treatments, communicate the community’s support services, identify financial resources, offer transportation assistance and manage work-related issues pertaining to attending medical appointments.

Mrs. Williams commented, “We have a lot of exhibitors, door prizes, raffles and cancer bracelet sales.  We are excited to host this special “Spring Fling” to inform our community of all that we have to offer right here, close to home.”  She went on to say that the event is free to the public.

A health fair will be held from 9am to 2pm. Booth holders include: UPMC/Jameson Cancer Center Radiation/Oncology Patient Navigator Program, Jameson Lung Center Services, Jameson Hospital Women Breast Apparel, Jameson Hospice, Adagio Health, American Cancer Society, Jameson Community Education, Southern Care Hospice, Witness Project, Unity: A Journey of Hope, Jameson Health System Digital Mammography / Women’s Center, Lymphedema Information, Susan B. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, Right at Home, Dr. Drivere Chiropractic, Project of Love, CJ’s Wig Emporium, All in a Nutshell (beauty) and Advanced Health Services.

For more information on the event or for details on how donations can be made, contact Jeannie Williams or Rebecca Rainville at 724-656-5870.