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"Call in for Cancer" raises $36,975 to benefit Upstate Cancer Center

"Call in for Cancer" raises $34,975 to benefit Upstate Cancer Center
"Call in for Cancer" raises $34,975 to benefit Upstate Cancer Center
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CNYCentral joined B-104.7, Y94 and 570 WSYR on Tuesday to support the Upstate Foundations's "Call in for Cancer."

The effort raised $36,975 to help Upstate cancer patients.

If you missed the fundraiser, you can still donate here.

According to Upstate, The Cancer Center is the region’s most comprehensive cancer care center, serving patients throughout our surrounding 17 counties with offices in Oneida, Oswego, Auburn, Binghamton, Cortland, and the Mohawk Valley. It offers the most advanced outpatient treatment, clinical research studies, and support services.

During CNY Central's live coverage on CBS5 This Morning and NBC3 Today in CNY -- anchor Farah Jadran talked with B104.7's Becky Palmer, who is also a breast cancer survivor.

"I almost lost my life. I’m a double mastectomy survivor," Palmer said. "I’ve got three beautiful children and grandchildren and I’m here.”

Palmer shared her journey as a survivor while also interviewing Jadran about her personal connection to cancer. Jadran is an 11-year survivor of mesothelioma cancer.

"I was barely 21 years old when I found out what was going on with me," Jadran shared on the air. "I was already sick for over a year. I was lethargic. I was fatigued. I had what I was told was a hernia. I go through the surgery and it wasn't. It was a tumor bigger than an egg you find in a carton at the grocery store."

Upstate Cancer Center encourages everyone to donate year-round to support patients in their treatment and for their time afterward as well.

Support services are key to survival rates.

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Donations are also needed to fund cancer research efforts, according to Dick Kilburg , Upstate Cancer Center associate administrator.

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