As reported by the Hartford Business Journal, April 13, 2009.

William Raveis-American Cancer Society Program Dedicated

By Keith Griffin

The University of Connecticut Health Center has opened an American Cancer Society Patient Navigator Program at the Carole and Ray Neag Comprehensive Cancer Center thanks to a $750,000 pledge from the William Raveis Charitable Fund Inc. and a $150,000 gift from the American Cancer Society. The William Raveis-American Cancer Society Patient Navigator Program provides free guidance and support for cancer patients, their families and caregivers as they face the logistical, financial and emotional challenges of their unique cancer experience.

“Receiving care for cancer can be a lengthy process spanning many months of treatment. The navigator is available to all patients to make sure they receive the education, support and assistance they need during every phase of their care right though survivorship,” explained Dr. Carolyn D. Runowicz, director of the Neag Comprehensive Cancer Center and a past president of the American Cancer Society.