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2017 Cancer Care Champions

Linda Barnes
Chairman of the JMDF Supporters formerly known as the McKeesport Relay for Life.

Linda Barnes has been instrumental in raising thousands of dollars for cancer research through the American Cancer Relay for Life for the last ten years. Linda was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2006 and decided that she should help others with cancer.  She has worked as a certified public accountant for 53 years. She is currently the leader of the JMD Supporters who raise money for cancer victims in the Mon Valley area.   She is proud to be part of the JMD Foundation where she can continue to help cancer patients, their families, and their caregivers.

Dr. Rudolph A. Antoncic Jr.​
UPMC McKeesport

Dr. Rudolph A. Antoncic Jr. has been a practicing physician in the McKeesport area for the past 30 years.  He received his medical degree from St. George’s University School of Medicine in Grenada in 1981 and served his residency in internal medicine at McKeesport Hospital until 1984. He served on the Executive Committee at UPMC McKeesport and was president of the medical staff from 2006-2008.  Dr. Antoncic has received numerous other honors and awards related to his medical career, athletic achievement, and community service. Most importantly, he has been a devoted physician to many cancer patients in his practice and has been known for his abiding commitment to the Mon Valley

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