Local organization raises money to research rare cancer

Casino Night Cancer Fundraiser

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ROCHESTER, N.Y. – BE uninTIMidated held its 10th annual Casino Night Fundraiser. The money benefits research for appendix cancer. A rare disease that affects just one or two people per million every year.

The organization was created in memory of Tim Wesley of Penfield who was diagnosed with appendix cancer in 2012 and died from the disease in 2018.

The biggest part of the organization and the challenge they face is creating awareness of the diseaseĀ and the signs and symptoms. Since the organization formed 12 years ago, it has raised more than $600,000 and helped 24 families.

You can learn more here.