EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) — The University Medical Center (UMC) Foundation announced a $250,000 donation toward its ‘Sobriviendo El Cancer’ program and renamed the UMC Infusion Center as the ‘Jesus and Sherry Rios Family Infusion Center’ on Friday morning, Oct. 20.

The Jesus and Sherry Rios Family Infusion Center will welcome patients daily as they arrive to continue their fight against cancer. The funding will go directly to the Sobreviviendo el Cancer program, which has seen over 10,500 patients since inception, and 100 percent of all funds will go directly to benefit our patients. 

“The Rios Family has a deep-rooted belief in the importance of healthcare and has long been an advocate for the well-being of our community, because of this, Michelle, Ricardo and Tomas have chosen to honor the life and legacy of their parents through a gift of $250,000 to impact the community while positively advancing the fight against cancer,” UMC said in a press release.