Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady Helps American Cancer Society Make Strides Against Breast Cancer
Casino raised over 17,000 during its PINKtober breast cancer awareness campaign
Schenectady, NY (December 2, 2021) – Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady presented a check today in the amount of $17,100 to the American Cancer Society (Northeast Region) to support their mission to end breast cancer. The donated funds were raised during Rivers Casino’s PINKtober Stay, Eat and Drink Pink breast cancer awareness campaign in October, and included proceeds from special food and beverage sales, room packages at the Landing Hotel, and individual team member donations.
“We are grateful to continue our partnership with Rivers Casino here in the Capital Region” said Annemarie Dillon, Associate Director of Development for the American Cancer Society. “The money raised helps us save lives from breast cancer through early detection and prevention, innovative breast cancer research, and patient support through our local HopeClub and national resources.”
Breast cancer is one of the most common types of cancer in American women, and the American Cancer Society continues to support people in every community who have been affected by the disease. Making Strides Against Breast Cancer raises money to fund innovative breast cancer research; provides education and guidance to help people reduce their risk; and offers comprehensive patient support to those who need it most.
“The battle against breast cancer is extremely personal for many of our team members and their families, and the work that the ACS is doing locally in providing essential resources, support, education and other services is so vital,” said Rivers Casino & Resort Director of Human Resources, Linda Waters. “Rivers Casino is extremely proud to do our part in supporting their efforts for local cancer patients, survivors and their families.”
Since opening in February of 2017, Rivers Casino team members have supported the American Cancer Society across their entire scope of work, providing food for cancer survivors attending Bon Appetit events at HopeClub, forming employee teams at events like Relay For Life and Making Strides Against Breast Cancer, and sponsoring distinguished events like Red, White, and Blue and Gala of Hope.
About the American Cancer Society: The American Cancer Society is a global grassroots force of 1.5 million volunteers dedicated to saving lives, celebrating lives, and leading the fight for a world without cancer. From breakthrough research, to free lodging near treatment, a 24/7/365 live helpline, free rides to treatment, and convening powerful activists to create awareness and impact, the Society is the only organization attacking cancer from every angle. For more information go to www.cancer.org.
About Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady: Located at the picturesque Mohawk Harbor near the heart of downtown Schenectady, Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady features 1,150 slots, 67 live table games and a 16-table poker room and a live, in-casino luxury sportsbook lounge. The casino offers five distinctive restaurants—among them are Dukes Chophouse, Flipt, Johnny’s To-Go and Mian. Rivers features a multipurpose Event Center space, a lively entertainment lounge—Van Slyck’s, live music performances, free parking and daily promotions and giveaways. The Landing Hotel is a 165-room, six-story boutique hotel with riverfront views located adjacent to the Event Center. Rivers, which opened in 2017, employs approximately 1,200 team members and has been voted a great place to work in Schenectady. Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady is owned and operated by Rush Street Gaming and its affiliates. For more information, visit RiversCasino.com/Schenectady
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