Jamestown  (CSi)  The Brunch Out Cancer, a JRMC Cancer Center open house, is set for Sunday, Sept. 30. The event is open to the public from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and includes light brunch and small tours.

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Jamestown  (JRMC) — When Jamestown Regional Medical Center built its new location in southwest Jamestown, it dreamed of the day that cancer treatment would be available in Jamestown.

To make that dream a reality, the JRMC Foundation is hosting two cancer center events this September.

On Wednesday’s Wayne Byers Show on CSi Cable 2, from JRMC were: Interim President-CEO Trisha Jungles, along with JRMC Foundation Director, Lisa Jackson, and JRMC Marketing Manager Katie Ryan-Anderson.

Lisa said, the JRMC Cancer Center Journey to Mile 256: a Private Debut is set for Thursday, Sept. 27 at the JRMC Cancer Center shell space at JRMC. The event is a formal gala including meal, entertainment and live auction. Tickets are $50-$100. Seating is limited to 200 individuals.

The entertainment will include skits put on by local and area students, concerning the cancer journey.

Katie pointed out that the Brunch Out Cancer, a JRMC Cancer Center open house, is set for Sunday, Sept. 30. The event is open to the public from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and includes light brunch and small tours.

Trisha said, each year, the proposed JRMC Cancer Center will provide chemotherapy infusions for more than 100 Jamestown area residents. This will eliminate more than 160,000 miles of travel per year. The hospital is asking for the community’s support as it continues to recruit an oncologist and raise the money to offer the service. JRMC Foundation has already raised $1.2 million of its $1.5 million goal for capital expenses.

Beyond the initial capital expense, the JRMC Foundation will continue raising funds for regular operating expenses.

She added that  “JRMC’s cost to offer cancer services exceeds what we will receive in insurance reimbursements for that care.  Despite that shortcoming, JRMC knows how important this care is to the community. Miles matter when it comes to cancer care, so we’re pushing forward.”

To support cancer care, the JRMC Foundation – with the help of the community – will raise money to subsidize those expenses.

Lisa added, “This fundraising event will help us raise the money to offer these services for years to come.

To learn more or to purchase tickets, call (701) 952-4880 or visit www.jrmcnd.com/giving.

About Jamestown Regional Medical Center

Jamestown Regional Medical Center is located at 2422 20th St. SW, Jamestown, N.D. and serves approximately 55,000 people in nine counties. In 2018, it was named a “Top 100 Critical Access Hospital” as well as a “Best Places to Work in Healthcare.”  For more information, visit www.jrmcnd.com or call (701) 952-1050.