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Virginia Tech Employee Fund

Spectrum Volume 17 Issue 15 - December 8, 1994

Karen Board, a records manager in the Records Management Office, needs assistance for medical expenses related to a bone-marrow transplant for treatment of cancer.

Board, who has been a Virginia Tech employee for more than 20 years, was first diagnosed with breast cancer in August 1992 and had a radical mastectomy performed later that year. The cancer has now recurred. Board is undergoing chemotherapy treatments that have decreased the tumor, but her doctors advise a bone-marrow transplant as further treatment.

Presently, she is being treated at the Lewis-Gale Regional Cancer Center, preparing for her hoped-for surgery at Johns Hopkins Oncology Center in Baltimore.

She needs $50,000 before the surgery can be performed and a total of $100,000 to $150,000 within 12 months of the bone-marrow transplant.

A group of Tech staff and faculty members and the student group, Circle K, are working together to help her raise the necessary funds.

Donations are being collected in the University Bookstore, Dietrick Bookstore, the Donaldson Brown Hotel and Conference Center, the Johnston Student Center and in 104 Hutcheson. Contributions also can be made through the Virginia Tech Employee Fund, P.O. Box 2243, Christiansburg, Va. 24068--please make checks payable to MCEAP (Montogmery County Emergency Assistance Program), designating VTEF on the check's memo line.