The Big Rock Board of Director’s announced today a 2019 donation of $25,000.00 to the Carteret Health Care Cancer Center. Support from the Big Rock Keli Wagner tournament continues to improve the quality of life for cancer patients receiving services such as medical oncology, chemotherapy and hematology. Patients can spend more than 6 hours per visit to the clinic receiving treatments. All funds donated to the clinic are used solely for patients comfort and care.
The KWLA Tournament is named in honor of the late wife of Big Rock Board Member, Casey Wagner. Keli Wagner was a patient at the Carteret Health Care Cancer Center and played an instrumental role in forming the partnership between the two organizations. Keli Wagner lost her battle with cancer in 2008.
The continued support of tournament sponsors & participants has allowed the Big Rock Lady Angler Tournament to donate more than $374,000 to women-specific worthy charities since it began 1998. To date, $328,916 has been donated to the Carteret Health Care Cancer Center. Since the partnership began, the center has used the money for replacement robes, patient-specific pillows, handmade socks & aromatherapy. One of the most appreciated & attended programs supported by KWLA’s charitable donation is the Art as Therapy Program at Blue Sail Gallery. Over 160 people, including both patients & caregivers, have participated in the program this year.
The KWLA Tournament is passionate and committed to improving patient comfort & care at CHC’s Cancer Center with hopes to raise the spirit of those undergoing treatments