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Great River Cancer Center receives donation

Nov 20, 2017
From left to right: Carrie Wymore; Jo Greiner, manager, Great River Cancer Center; and Renee Gillis present a check to Great River Cancer Center for the purchase of hats, gloves and scarves for cancer patients.

WEST BURLINGTON — Great River Cancer Center received a donation of $2,431.70 from Hearth and Home Technologies. Employees of the Mt. Pleasant business raised $1,215.85, and the employer matched the contribution. Fundraisers included T-shirt and bake sales.

The donation will support the cancer center’s Hair, Hats & More program. All patients who have lost their hair because of cancer treatment receive a soft cotton sleep hat to improve comfort and reduce heat loss. Because some chemotherapy drugs increase sensitivity to cold weather, Great River Cancer Center also provides new hats, scarves and gloves, or women may choose a wig instead.

For more information about Great River Cancer Center, please call 319-768-3434.

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