A former patient of URMC, by the name of Marshal Scheidt, has chosen to express his gratitude by giving back to the University of Rochester.
"When I was in high school at Webster Schroeder I was diagnosed with a large brain tumor my freshman year and I used my desire to play hockey again to keep my spirits high through surgery and rehabilitation. I was able to 'beat the odds' and play the game I love again. When the tumor grew back my senior year, I played the second half of the season knowing that there was a tumor on my brain and I would undergo surgery again after the year was over. The amazing doctors, nurses, and medical staff at the URMC saved my life and I've always wanted to give back. Without the game of hockey, I’m not sure I would have been as motivated to go through everything that went along with surgery, rehab, and radiation.
Because of this I have created the Webster Beats Brain Tumor fundraiser (formerly Brockport Beats Brain Tumors). This is the third year we have hosted this event to raise money and awareness for brain tumors. This year’s game will feature Webster Schroeder High School against Hilton High School’s hockey team on Friday, January 3rd at the Webster Ice Arena at 6pm. This is a perfect way to give back, and together, we can make this horrific experience a little easier for kids in the future. After the game, celebrate at Buntsy’s (2235 Empire Blvd.) at 8:30 with the Dawgs For a Cauz Concert.
This year funds will be donated to the Brain Tumor Care Fund to support care for patients with brain tumors and their family members & caregivers during all stages of treatment. Thanks to the support of generous friends, URMC has become one of the nation’s leading centers for research and care. In fact, some of the most critical advances in the world are happening right here. There are variety of ways you can help me reach my goal of $10,000."
Make a Gift:
Checks can be made out to University of Rochester Medical Center with Webster Beats Brain Tumors in the memo.
-Make a secure gift online at event.urmc.edu/braintumorcare
-Donate an item for the raffle. Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange pick up of item.
-Attend the game: All proceeds from the raffle, chuck a puck and promotional items will be donated to URMC.
-Volunteer: Contact Marshal at email@example.com to volunteer during the event.
Friday, January 3 at 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Webster Ice Arena 865 Publishers Pkwy, Webster, NY 14580