Lake Placid students donate to Oncology Center

SARANAC LAKE?- A gift from Lake Placid High School students will help support patients receiving treatment from the Merrill Oncology Center at Adirondack Medical Center.

As part of the “Coaches vs. Cancer” initiative through the American Cancer Society, student-athletes with the Lake Placid Varsity Club raised $776. Since the students wanted the funds to stay local, the Merrill Oncology Center was an obvious choice for their generous act.

In addition to a range of specialized care, AMC offers supportive services free of charge for patients and their families coping with cancer treatment. For example, the “Strength for Healing” program provides Guided Imagery and Gentle Restorative Yoga to patients and their families to strengthen both the mind and body.

The “Coaches vs. Cancer program” empowers coaches, their teams, and communities to join the fight against cancer by participating in awareness efforts, advocacy programs, and fundraising activities. Guided by the Coaches vs. Cancer Council, participating coaches help people with cancer today and to find cures to end the disease tomorrow, and have raised more than $87 million to help the American Cancer Society’s mission.