Category Archives: foundation

Numbers help tell the story of the Upstate Cancer Center

17.4 million dollars were raised through the Foundation for Upstate — drawn from 18,449 gifts and pledges — to help build the $74 million Upstate Cancer Center. 140 villages, towns or cities in New York have residents who receive cancer … Continue reading

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1958: Citizens envision community hospital

The well-worn adage – never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world – may remind us that this small group of citizens got together in 1958 with the idea of building a new hospital … Continue reading

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Retired administrator and volunteer share memories of Upstate’s hospitals

For forty years, Charles, 87, and Rose, 86, Calligaris drove together to work at either Community-General Hospital or Upstate University Hospital. Charles was an administrator and Rose was a volunteer at both hospitals. After his retirement, they both volunteered to … Continue reading

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Cancer survivors, patients make their marks on the Upstate Cancer Center

Visitors to Upstate University Hospital get an up-close view of the construction at the Upstate Cancer Center. The now towering framework began rising out of the ground a little more than a year ago. Early this morning, its final steel … Continue reading

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Mustaches and Cancer?

Mustaches and cancer. Staplers and garden hoses. Shopping carts and mud puddles. Pudding and unicorns. No, we’re not playing some random word association game. (Hint: there’s no association with those last three.) But mustaches and cancer? YES! Stick with me, … Continue reading

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Families affected by autism enjoyed puppets, magic at “Lions and Tigers and Birds” celebration

Michael, a 9-year-old boy from Camillus, smiled as he described being on stage with a magician: “It was really, really cool.” The magician was part of the Nov. 3 “Lions & Tigers & Birds, Oh My!” celebration for the Margaret L. … Continue reading

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Patient raises money in honor of her cancer doctor

A patient appreciative of her doctor, Thomas E. Coyle MD is raising money for brain cancer research at Upstate. Debbie Gregg of Cazenovia is about halfway to her goal of raising $35,000 in honor of Coyle and his dedication to … Continue reading

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Sam’s Club BBQ benefits Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital

Sam’s Club employees Andrea Decicco (center) and Aleandron  Tolbert (right) are grilling hamburgers and hot dogs to raise money for the Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital. This multi-day barbeque, held outside the Erie Blvd. East store, is part of Sam’s Club’s … Continue reading

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Making miracles in the month of May

At Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital, miracles are not just seen in positive patient outcomes or the ability to send a once debilitated child home with their family. One of the greatest miracles we witness is the outpouring of caring and … Continue reading

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