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Friday, October 17, 2014

Potter County group gets financial boost to help cancer patients

Potter County group gets financial boost to help cancer patients

By ALEX DAVIS Era Reporter
Bradford Era

A little help goes a long way — especially for cancer patients struggling to pay for transportation to treatments and to put food on the table for their families.

For about two years, the Potter County Volunteers That Care nonprofit organization has been lending financial assistance in the form of gas cards. The group has given away about 150 gas cards to people living in Potter County and those receiving cancer treatment there.

Now the organization will be able to distribute dozens more $100 gas cards following a big shot in the arm on Monday. The organization received $3,024, which came from the Coudersport Alumni organization and the Coudersport Area Lions Club and proceeds from the Mike Hemphill Softball Tournament.

“Our word is getting out. I think people have been very generous with the way the economy is,” said co-chairwoman Kathy Kinard, who is a breast cancer survivor. Read more...

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

This is wonderful news. Volunteers that Care are a lifesaver for so many cancer victims. So many people do not understand what it is like…to go to chemotherapy one day, return two days later to get your take-home chemo pack unhooked, back in the next day to get the shot that keeps the white blood count up, back the next week for a CBC. It seems like we live at the cancer center and all of the many trips are not only physically trying when you are ill, but expensive. Cancer is a burden. Getting to and from the cancer center should not be. Thank God for Volunteers that Care and the organizations and people who support them.