Cancer Care bags recently donated to Spectrum Health Foundation at Pennock for the Cancer Center will provide patients with warmth, comfort and personal notes of encouragement.
“Donations such as this provide our patients with items they may not have when in for appointments; to know the community is thinking of you when going through a tough treatment is encouraging,” explained Janine Dalman, executive director, Spectrum Health Foundation at Pennock. “These Cancer Care bags are deeply appreciated.”
As part of a monthly project, the TK Senior Center, run by Thornapple Kellogg Community Enrichment, chose to make these goodie bags to benefit patients at the center. Each bag included a small fleece lap blanket, fleece “toasty toes” foot sack, tissues, toothbrush and toothpaste, mints, crossword puzzle book, ginger tea, lip balm, hand sanitizer and a card with words of encouragement.
“The group of senior citizens had a wonderful time creating these Cancer Care bags, knowing they would be given to patients locally. They spent the afternoon putting together the bags, making blankets and writing thoughtful notes for each individual who will receive a bag,” stated Laura Munjoy, TK Community Enrichment Administrative Assistant. “Contents of the bags were donated by community members and supplies were made possible with a grant from Barry Community Foundation.”
In 2018, the Cancer Center hosted 690 provider visits, 699 infusions and 325 chemo therapy treatments.