Senator Joe Manchin remembers Betty Puskar, cancer research advocate and philanthropist


WASHINGTON, DC – US Senator Joe Manchin, D-WV, released a statement Monday following the recent death of Betty Puskar, a longtime breast cancer research and treatment activist.

Puskar started on Betty Puskar Cancer Support and Care Fund by the WVU Cancer Institute and has the Betty Puskar Breast Care Center named in his honor.

US Senator Joe Manchin

“Gayle and I send our thoughts to Betty’s family for our shared loss of this wonderful, selfless person. Betty was a tireless advocate for breast cancer research and treatment in West Virginia and a truly devoted friend to so many people, including myself and Gayle. Her cancer awareness work and efforts to build West Virginia’s first breast cancer treatment center will be remembered for generations to come. I am fortunate to have called Betty a dear friend for many years and we are forever grateful for her diligent work across the state. Gayle and I, like all West Virginia people, will keep Betty’s family, friends and loved ones in our prayers.

US Senator Joe Manchin, D-WV

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