News Release

March 6, 2009

Contact: Maureen McGuire, 860-679-4523

Media Alert

Dedication of Vital New Service for Patients with Cancer Is March 9th at UConn Health Center

FARMINGTON, CONN. – A new American Cancer Society Patient Navigator Program will be dedicated at the University of Connecticut Health Center on Monday, March 9, at 5:30 p.m., in the Carole and Ray Neag Comprehensive Cancer Center.

The “William Raveis-American Cancer Society Patient Navigator Program” was made possible by a landmark $750,000 pledge from the William Raveis Charitable Fund, Inc. The gift paved the way for the Neag Comprehensive Cancer Center to partner with the American Cancer Society to launch the patient navigator program.

The free, confidential program provides guidance and support for cancer patients, their families and caregivers as they face the logistical, financial and emotional challenges of their unique cancer experience.

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