The WVU Cancer Institute is honoring Dr. Mike Craig for his many years of dedication to the Institute and his patients by renaming the Comfort Fund at the WVU Cancer Institute Mary Babb Randolph Cancer Center to the Michael Craig Comfort Fund.
Craig, a specialist in hematology/oncology, has filled many roles since coming to the Institute in 2006. Most recently, he served as professor and section chief in the School of Medicine. He was appointed director of the Alexander B. Osborn Hematopoietic Malignancy and Transplant Program at WVU in 2009. In addition, he has been the physician-in-chief of oncology at the Cancer Institute and Department of Medicine.
“Mike’s passion for the WVU Cancer Institute has sustained our mission to provide high-quality care closer to home for countless West Virginians,” Hannah Hazard-Jenkins, MD, FACS, director of the WVU Cancer Institute, Jean & Laurence DeLynn Chair of Oncology and associate professor of surgery at the WVU School of Medicine, said.
“We are deeply grateful to Mike and his many years of service to his patients and know that his work for the Comfort Fund leads to relief for many patients. Mike believes in making a tangible impact by funding the practical needs of patients at a time when they are facing a diagnosis of cancer, which is emotional and physically and financially challenging."
The Comfort Fund’s purpose is to provide temporary assistance to oncology patients who are receiving their care at the WVU Cancer Institute’s Mary Babb Randolph Cancer Center. The fund is utilized directly by patients until they can be linked with appropriate community, state or national resources. The types of assistance covered are areas of need associated with cancer treatment, including medication costs, lodging, transportation, and other supportive and social services. There is no overhead for this fund, and the money donated goes directly into the Comfort Fund for direct patient assistance.
All gifts to the Comfort Fund are made through the WVU Foundation, the nonprofit organization that receives and administers private donations on behalf of the University.
To learn more about the Comfort Fund and/or provide support, visit WVUCancer.org/giving for information.