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The Cancer Center’s Stomp Out Cancer Telethon – Wednesday, March 22

The Faxton St. Luke’s Healthcare (FSLH) Foundation is hosting its annual Stomp Out Cancer Telethon on Wednesday, March 22, 2017. The telethon will be broadcast live from the Mohawk Valley Health System’s (MVHS) Cancer Center on WKTV NewsChannel 2 from noon to 7 p.m. and on CBS Utica from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Dollars raised through the 2017 Stomp Out Cancer (SOC) Telethon allow MVHS to focus on the whole person, not just a cancer diagnosis. MVHS provides an integrative approach to patient care that promotes awareness, healing and transformation of the body, mind and spirit. State of the art cancer-fighting tools like the Varian Edge linear accelerator have allowed us to deliver radiation treatment to patients with even greater precision. This year’s SOC Telethon will allow the Cancer Center at MVHS to continue to embrace the mission to provide for excellence in healthcare for our communities. A portion of dollars raised this year will help support the Breast Care Center at MVHS.

“Everyone is going to be touched by cancer in some way, whether it be an immediate family member, a friend or a coworker,” said Symeon Tsoupelis, Symeon’s Restaurant owner. “The facilities that we have here need to be kept at the forefront with staff and technology, and unfortunately that all comes at a cost and that is why we raise money for the MVHS Cancer Center through the Stomp Out Cancer Telethon.”

MVHS is grateful to SOC’s major supporters; Symeon’s Restaurant, Daylight Donuts, Faxton St. Luke’s Volunteer Association, The Zonta Club of Utica, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local 43, The National Electrical Contractors Association, Mohawk Healthcare, Lawrence Rieben & Sons and Fust Charles Chambers, LLP.

During the Telethon, viewers can call 315-624-6464 to make a pledge or donation. For more information about the Stomp Out Cancer Telethon or to make a donation before the event, contact the FSLH Foundation at 315-624-5600 or visit

Media Contact: 
Lindsay Mogle
Communications Specialist