Marlborough, MA (March 11, 2013) -- The excitement of the new Cancer Pavilion at Marlborough Hospital is spreading rapidly throughout the community. There has been a tremendous amount of support to help offset the cost of the new facility and the Marlborough Police Department came up with a unique—and effective--fundraising effort just last fall.
“During the month of October our officers carried pink handcuffs in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month,” explained Mark F. Leonard, the Chief of Police, in a letter to the hospital last month. “For each donation received the officer was given a pair of pink cuffs, raising $690. The Command and Patrol Officers Unions each added an additional $250, bringing the total raised to $1,190.”
“This is a very special honor,” noted Ellen Carlucci, Vice President of Development at the Marlborough Hospital. “We are committed to bringing cancer care close to home for the communities that we serve and we feel privileged that the Marlborough Police Department designated this money to our ‘beacon of hope.’ “
The new 14,000sf, $12.7 million Cancer Pavilion will provide treatments to area residents, including a state-of-the-art linear accelerator for radiation oncology, a CT Simulator for diagnostic imaging and outpatient medical oncology services. Marlborough Hospital currently offers outpatient medical oncology, but the project will make radiation oncology services available in Marlborough for the first time. Patients will also have access to clinical trials through the University of Massachusetts Medical School and UMass Memorial Medical Center.
The Pavilion is slated to open later this spring.