Hazard Community & Technical College Donates to ARH Cancer Center Expansion


In 2007, the 10,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art ARH Cancer Center opened its doors to provide patients advanced cancer treatment close to home. Sadly, due to the ever-increasing patients who are battling cancer, additional space at the ARH Cancer Center is necessary to accommodate the growing number of new cancer cases.

“In our eight-county service area alone, there are around 1,800 new cancer cases diagnosed per year,” shared Shannon Morton, ARH Cancer Center Patient Navigator. “The expansion will provide 8,000 additional square feet which will accommodate more patients and keep them close to home for their treatments.”

Cosmetology students and staff at Hazard Community & Technical College held a Spa Day recently to raise funds and awareness of local cancer treatment services. During the Spa Day event, they cut and styled hair and did manicures and pedicures. They raised a total of $1,158, which they donated to the ARH Cancer Center expansion campaign.

“We are so grateful for this generous donation and all the time and effort the faculty and students provided to make this a successful event,” added Morton.

From left to right: Hazard Community & Technical College Academic Dean Tony Back presents a check for $1,158 to Shannon Morton, Patient Navigator at Hazard ARH Cancer Center. Also pictured are cosmetology faculty Wilma Napier and Rachel Sexton along with several students in the background. 

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