The JRMC Cancer Center will reduce travel for more than 100 cancer patients each month.
The JRMC Cancer Center is set to open in 2019.

The Jamestown Regional Medical Center Cancer Center received its biggest Giving Hearts Day gift in history, thanks to Reuben and Clarice M. Liechty,  said Interim CEO Trisha Jungels.

Philanthropists and business owners Clarice and Reuben Liechty donated $100,000 to the upcoming JRMC Cancer Center.

It’s so important to not have to travel a long distance,” Clarice said. “It’s tough enough to be sick.”

With the help of the Liechty gift, the JRMC Cancer Center will open this summer and offer chemotherapy services to the 55,000 people in JRMC’s nine-county region. Once operational, the cancer center will help more than 100 patients each month, saving more than 160,000 miles of travel each year.

Those miles matter, Jungels said. In a 60 mile radius, 252 people are diagnosed or pass away from cancer each year.

“This is a huge win for JRMC and the Jamestown community,” Jungels said. “Thank you to Reuben and Clarice Liechty. This gift will make THE difference in patient care.”

The Reuben and Clarice Liechty have a legacy of giving in the Jamestown area, supporting several nonprofit organizations.

“Reuben and I enjoy giving,” Clarice said. “Thank you to all those who are working to bring more healthcare services to our community.”

JRMC has worked to bring cancer care to Jamestown since it moved to its new location in southwest Jamestown.

“Our community is so fortunate,” Jungels said. “Thank you to the Liechtys for inspiring giving throughout the decades.”

Giving Hearts Day is a 24-hour, online giving event that helps change and save lives. This year, with the support of the Liechtys and about 300 donors, JRMC raised more than $213,000.

To learn more about patient care or giving opportunities at JRMC, call (701) 952-1050.

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