Oregon District Shooting: Maple Tree Cancer Alliance awards scholarship in victim’s name

DAYTON — The Maple Tree Cancer Alliance gave out its first scholarship award in honor of Oregon District shooting victim Nicholas Cumer.

The alliance chose Joe Taffe as the first recipient of the Nick Cumer scholarship award today.

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Each semester, The Maple Tree Cancer Alliance leadership team gets together and votes on an intern who best displays the characteristics seen in Nick Cumer, and honors them with an award in his honor.

Cumer is from Pennsylvania and graduated from Saint Francis University.

He had just completed an internship with The Maple Tree Cancer Alliance the day before he was shot and killed in the shooting.

Cumer was with two other co-workers that night.

Both of them were shot and survived.