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Published on March 07, 2017

Sale of colorful socks to benefit cancer patients

sock-out-cancer-socks**UPDATE - While we've sold out of all the "Sock Out Cancer" socks at our locations around UHS, you can still order a pair by calling Security Mutual at 607-338-7366.

Order a pair today and help provide non-medical support to cancer patients in the Southern Tier. **

Knock their socks off! That's what people will do when their friends see their colorful socks from the "Sock Out Cancer" event.

Greater Binghamton folks can get some very cool rainbow socks for just $10 a pair at select locations around UHS Hospitals.

The UHS Foundation is selling the socks to promote Sock Out Cancer, the March 10 concert featuring William Close & The Earth Harp Collective, at The Forum in Binghamton.

The supply of socks is limited, so act quickly. Proceeds provide non-medical financial assistance to people coping with cancer in our community.

Sale locations are: The gift shops, cashier's offices and outpatient registration areas of UHS Wilson Medical Center and UHS Binghamton General Hospital; UHS Grand Avenue; UHS Medical and Radiation Oncology; UHS Breast Center; UHS Stay Healthy at the Oakdale Mall; UHS Lewis Road facility; and UHS Foundation at UHS Binghamton General.

"Sock Out Cancer” is a new initiative formed especially to help families in the Southern Tier who are coping with the financial challenges of this life-changing disease.

The program will help people navigate the road to recovery by giving them access to financial assistance when they are dealing with cancer and its many implications.

The initiative’s first big community event will be the special Sock Out Cancer concert, featuring William Close & The Earth Harp Collective, at 8 p.m., on Friday, March 10, at The Forum in Binghamton.

Sock Out Cancer is a joint endeavor of Security Mutual Life, WBNG-TV, the UHS Foundation and the Lourdes Hospital Foundation.

The program’s services will be administered by the UHS Foundation and the Lourdes Hospital Foundation, which will jointly establish guidelines to ensure that those who are assisted are treated fairly and equitably.

To ease their financial burden, cancer patients and their families will be given financial assistance for rent, child care, utility bills, groceries, gasoline or other identified needs.

Cancer creates an enormous strain on a family, both emotionally and financially. The purpose of Sock Out Cancer is to ensure that a family affected by cancer can put all of its efforts into supporting the loved one with the disease, instead of struggling to pay bills or dealing with ordinary living expenses.

For more information on the March 10 concert at The Forum, visit our event page or For more on Mr. Close and The Earth Harp Collective, which will be featured at the concert, visit

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