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Members of the West Rutland Cub Scout Pack #116 along with Cubmaster Chip Reed and Danielle Sweeney recently delivered bags of comfort to cancer patients at the Foley Cancer Center. The troop collected a variety of items including handmade knit hats, headphones, mints and fleece blankets made by the troop to fill special bags donated by Brooke Trepanier, a local distributor of 31 Bags and Purses and other donors.
West Rutland Cub Scout Pack #116 has 19 boys in various stages of scouting and look for opportunities for the pack to learn, build character, develop personal fitness and give back to the community. “So many people in the community face the challenges of cancer,” said Cubmaster Chip Reed “The troop really wanted to help.”
“Gifts like this are important on so many levels,” said Rick Lovett, MD. “The kindness shared through this project will be appreciated by our patients and the young men learn so much about helping others.”
Cancer survivor, Jackie Dutil of Brandon, VT and Darn Tough of Vermont recently donated 200 pair of socks for cancer patients at the Foley Cancer Center. “While receiving chemo treatments at the Foley Cancer, I kept noticing two little words on the toes of my socks, ‘Darn Tough’,” says Jackie. “As a recent widow and cancer patient, it seemed like the reminder I needed in my life that, I was indeed, darn tough.” As a former patient, Jackie was inspired to make a meaningful gift to help and encourage other cancer patients facing the emotional and physical challenges of a cancer diagnosis. Thank you, Jackie and Darn Tough Vermont.
Golfers teed up at the 5th Annual Jean Cooper Memorial Golf Tournament to raise over $2,000 in support of patient care at the Foley Cancer Center. The tournament was hosted in September at the Country Meadow Golf Club in Fort Ann, New York and has raised over $6,000 since it began.
Thank you Jean Cooper Memorial Golf Tournament for your ongoing support of the Foley Cancer Center!
The students of Rutland Intermediate School, Cluster 5A, purchased fleece remnants and made lap blankets for patients of the Foley Cancer Center at Rutland Regional who are undergoing chemotherapy and radiation therapy.
Along with the lap blankets, each patient received a paper with a poem by Dave Harm entitled: Celebrate, Remember and Fight Back.
And, under the poem, this note from the students:
We, Rutland Intermediate School, Cluster 5A, would like to wish you a happy holiday and remind you that there is a community full of people who support you and pray for you each and every day. Know that this blanket was made from the hands and hearts of 5th grade children who think about you and know that, over time, you will win your fight against this disease. We have faith in you and know that with your strength and determination, you can do anything!
Thank you Rutland Intermediate School Students!
On Monday, November 4, 2013, Rutland Regional Medical Center Volunteer Lon Schneider handed over the proceeds from his hand-lathed “pink pen” sale to Foley Cancer Center Director, Linda McKenna and Gillian Greene, Breast Care Program Nurse.
In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Lon graciously donated 100% of the proceeds from the sale of his pens to the Foley Cancer Center. Lon hopes to hold his “pink pen” sale annually.
Thank you Lon for your generosity and support!
Cluster 5A students from Rutland Intermediate School hosted the first annual event, “All Knotted-Up with Love” with the donation of blankets made by their very own hands and hearts to donate to the Foley Cancer Center.
Thank you Rutland Intermediate School for your time and donation!
On Friday, January 25, 2013 the Castleton State College Spartan Women's Hockey Team met St. Michael's College Purple Knights Women's Hockey Team on the ice to play a game for a cause near and dear to our hearts. The two teams played in the annual Pink the Rink hockey event to raise money and awareness for the Rutland Regional Breast Care Program. Now in it's fourth year, the event has raised over $21,000 to benefit patient support programs at the Foley Cancer Center.
Thank you Castleton State College Spartan Women's Hockey Team!
On Monday, February 11, 2013, the students at Shrewsbury Mountain School's after-school program visited the Foley Cancer Center to deliver 50 hand-decorated gift bags in an effort to put a smile on our patients faces. The students raised the money themselves – $206 – through both a bake sale and various school events. Foley Cancer Center Director Linda McKenna, stated of the student's generosity, “If nothing else, you bring a smile to patients faces and that's worth the world."
Thank you Shrewsbury Mountain School!