JCC Students Host Benefit for Classmate Battling Cancer

7:27 AM, Nov 29, 2011   |    comments
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Jamestown, NY - When students at Jamestown Community College returned to classes this fall, they did so without one of their classmates. Aaron Fileger, of Warren P.A., was recently diagnosed with stage 4 colon cancer, caused by a rare genetic disorder called Lynch Syndrome. Lynch Syndrome causes colon cancer in 85 percent of those who have it, and is found mainly in younger men.

The cost of treatment has forced Aaron to drop out of college. His medical bills are estimated to be more than $130,000. In addition, Aaron won't be able to receive disability payments until March of next year. Unable to work, making ends meet has been a difficult task for Aaron, who has a 10-year-old daughter currently in remission of pediatric Leukemia.

When students at JCC's Human Services Club heard Aaron's story, they jumped right in to help him out.

They're hosting a spaghetti dinner this Friday, December 2nd. All proceeds will benefit Aaron and his family and will hopefully help them get through this troubling time. The event will be held from 4 - 7 p.m. in the Student Union, located on Falconer Street in Jamestown. Dinner ia $6 per person. Children are welcome.


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