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Conemaugh Health Foundation Receives Donations from Local High School Students
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Posted: 2014-04-02



The Conemaugh Health Foundation recently received donations from local high school students at Meyersdale High School and Westmont Hilltop High School to benefit patients of the Conemaugh Cancer Care Center.

Meyersdale High School students hosted their annual Bean Bag Toss tournament raising $1,533.75 for the greatest needs of Conemaugh cancer patients. Since 2010, Meyersdale Area students have raised a total of $6,613 for patient needs at Conemaugh.

This year’s efforts held special meaning as six-year-old Meyersdale student Zayne Fornwalt battles Ewing’s Sarcoma, a rare bone cancer found mainly in children, teenagers and young adults. His mother, Jennifer Fornwalt, is a nurse at Conemaugh Meyersdale Medical Center. The medical center employees, Meyersdale Fire Department, and the school’s students and teachers have held several fundraisers to assist Zayne with his medical costs.

Westmont Hilltop High School hosted two games to raise money for cancer patients. A “pink game” was held for breast cancer awareness and a “blue game” in support of colon cancer. The blue game was dedicated to Doug Spangler, the father of Hayden Spangler, a player on the 2013 Lady Hilltoppers team. A bake sale and t-shirt sales for the blue game raised $300 for cancer patients.

Westmont Hilltop High School photo
Alyssa Miller, senior, presented the check to Jen Pavelko, Cancer Center Nurse Manager.

Meyersdale High School – Bean Bag toss photo
Kneeling, L-R: Logan White and Bishop Rotting, Bean Toss High School Winners; Standing, L-R: Ron Kaufman, Meyersdale Physical Education Instructor; Samuel P. McClure, Board Member of Conemaugh Hospital Division; John Wiltrout, Meyersdale High School Principal.


About the Conemaugh Health Foundation
The Conemaugh Health Foundation (CHF) is a nonprofit, qualified charitable organization responsible for raising funds to support the programs and services of the Conemaugh Health System and its members. Individuals and businesses, who embrace the mission of the Conemaugh Health Foundation, respond to fulfill unmet community needs especially among at-risk children, the elderly and underserved.

For More Information, Please Contact:
Amy Bradley, Director of Public Affairs
Phone: (814) 534-3121
Email: abradle@conemaugh.org