Illness, particularly cancer, can be devastating to morale, in addition to the physical manifestation of symptoms. Transport vehicles as well as doctors offices and hospital rooms are often kept at frigid temperatures. A local group has been working diligently for years to ameliorate this issue, and they are requesting assistance from the community to aid in their ongoing efforts.
Attempting to combat discomfort and provide warmth via colorful hand crafted pillows and blankets, the American Cancer Society of Volunteer Workers meets on the second Tuesday of every month at 9 a.m. in the South Getty Street Church of Christ annex.
The group’s efforts predate the participation of any of the current members. They have record books dating back to 1996, but the group, which includes Janet Copenhaver, Claire Poehler and Mona Booker among others, estimated that the formation probably dates back to World War II.
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