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Thanks to a generous gift from the Team Ream Foundation, patients receiving radiation treatments at Mount Nittany Medical Center have one less thing to worry about – getting to and from their treatment appointments.

“We loved the idea of utilizing our funds in a new way, and this van will provide transportation for those that need it most,” said Samantha Ream, president, Team Ream Foundation. “Mount Nittany Health provides our community with excellent healthcare and we want to support their efforts.”

State College native Brandon Ream, a former football player at The Pennsylvania State University and the son of Camp Woodward founder Gary Ream, passed away after a battle with bone cancer in 2013 at the age of 29.

To honor his memory and help support those facing similar challenges, Brandon’s wife, Samantha, and their family, established the Team Ream Fund through the Mount Nittany Health Foundation. The mission of the fund is to assist with the everyday lives and expenses of financially disadvantaged people in State College and surrounding areas who have been affected by cancer and other serious medical conditions.

Having generously donated more than $85,000 over the past three years, the Reams have provided support to several patients in the cancer program at Mount Nittany Medical Center.

“We are thrilled that Team Ream’s gift was able to make the use of this van possible,” said Melissa Aungst, specialist, Mount Nittany Health Foundation. “The new patient transport van is just one more way Mount Nittany Health is removing barriers to accessing high quality care in our region.”

To learn how your gift can support Mount Nittany Health’s mission to make people healthier, visit or call 814.234.6777.

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