WHO: Dan Graney, URI, assistant director of Student Life for Substance Abuse Prevention Services; Angela Graney, assistant director of URI International Engineering Program Living & Learning Community; Violet Graney; Robert Faherty, chairman, Cops for Kids with Cancer and URI Police Lt. Michael Donohue.
WHAT: Cops for Kids with Cancer Chairman Robert Faherty will present a check for $5,000 to University of Rhode Island staff members Dan and Angela Graney, whose daughter Violet was born with an extremely rare cancerous tumor. Violet Graney was born with infantile fibrosarcoma, a soft tissue tumor that ruptured prior to birth. Her parents said doctors have not found records of any other infants who survived an in utero rupture of this type of tumor. Violet underwent four full blood transfusions in the 24 hours following her birth, and has undergone six rounds of chemotherapy to reduce the size of the tumor.
WHEN: Noon, Friday, Oct. 17, 2014
WHERE: University of Rhode Island Police Department, 85 Briar Lane, Kingston, R.I. 02881
To Make Coverage Arrangements Contact: Jhodi Redlich, URI Marketing & Communications, 401-874-4500.