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Port Jervis, Deerpark and Eastern Pike Regional PDs Kick Off “Cops for a Cure”

November 3, 2015

Fundraiser to Benefit Orange Regional’s Spagnoli Family Cancer Center

Middletown, NY – Members of the Port Jervis City Police, Town of Deerpark Police and the Eastern Pike Regional Pennsylvania Police Department have announced they will be participating in the “No Shave November “fundraising initiative that began November 1 in honor of all cancer survivors. Additionally, the initiative is a tribute to those residents and loved ones who have recently passed especially Port Jervis School District Coach Luann McCarthy, a beloved community educator, volunteer and coach who touched the lives of our community. All proceeds will benefit Orange Regional Medical Center’s Spagnoli Family Cancer Center.

Police Officers are normally governed by strict grooming and uniform standards. However, during the month of November, officers participating in the No Shave November initiative are permitted to participate in the initiative to increase awareness by embracing the growth of hair in order to evoke conversation and to educate about cancer prevention, saving lives and to support those fighting the battle against cancer.

Through this initiative, it is requested that the money usually spent on shaving and grooming for a month be donated to a cancer program or cause to assist with education about cancer prevention. Officers participating in the fundraising and awareness campaign encourage all community members to participate by growing a beard, cultivating a mustache, skip shaving the legs and canceling waxing appointments. However, if letting all your hair grow is not possible, they are accepting donations of any amount to sponsor and or support their commitment to No Shave November. Anyone who wishes to make a donation on behalf of the Departments participating in this initiative can do so by visiting the Port Jervis Police Department headquarters, located at 20 Hammond Street, Port Jervis, NY, or by mail to the same address. Make checks payable to the “Port Jervis PBA”.

Donations can also be made online by visiting Orange Regional Medical Center’s Foundation page at www.ormc.org/donate now and clicking on No Shave November. For more information, call the Port Jervis Police Department at 845-858-4065; visit them on Facebook at facebook.com/PortJervisPD, or on Twitter @PortJervisPD.

“We are delighted to be a part of this initiative and extremely grateful for the generosity that will help support our cancer program and education about cancer prevention,” said Sandra Iberger, vice president, operations, for the Greater Hudson Valley Health System.

In Spring 2015, Orange Regional began construction of a 26,000 square foot Cancer Center that will combine existing outpatient cancer therapy services including radiation oncology (True Beam and Rapid Arc Linear Accelerators, High Dose Radiation Unit) and Infusion Therapy, along with oncology exam rooms and associated nursing and care provider stations. The single-story Spagnoli Family Cancer Center will be attached to the main hospital building.

A $3 million Capital Campaign, entitled “The Future is Orange”, was recently launched and will help fund this expansion as well as the construction of a physician office building. The goal is to raise $2 million in support of new equipment, $500,000 to create an endowment fund for academic research and education, and another $500,000 to support a healing environment to include a rooftop gathering space along with interior and exterior artwork. For more information about the Capital Campaign, please contact the Foundation at 333-2333.

Comprehensive Cancer Program at Orange Regional Medical Center
Designated as a Comprehensive Community Cancer Center with commendation by the American College of Surgeon’s Commission on Cancer, Orange Regional Medical Center’s Spagnoli Family Cancer Center offers the latest in diagnostic and cancer-fighting technologies, including robotic surgery and the most advanced radiation therapy technology. Our approach involves regular consultation among a staff of exceptional surgeons, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, diagnostic radiologists, pathologists, nurses and other cancer specialists. Thousands of patients have benefited from the care and compassion of Orange Regional’s Comprehensive Cancer Program experts through diagnosis, treatment, clinical trials, and/or support.

Orange Regional Medical Center is a member of the Greater Hudson Valley Health System.

Officers with the Eastern Pike Regional Police, Deerpark Police and Port Jervis Police Dept.
Officers with the Eastern Pike Regional Police, Deerpark Police and Port Jervis Police Dept.

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