On Friday, April 14, Trinity Health System’s Tony Teramana Cancer Center accepted a donation of more than 200 care bags from the second-grade class at Hills Elementary School in Mingo Junction, Ohio.
The students themselves presented a representative from Teramana Cancer Center with these care bags, which were filled with treats and gifts for our cancer patients. The students also collected extra goodies for the Cancer Center staff, such as gum, candy, and water bottles.
“The kids are very passionate about this yearly project,” Barb Steitz, LPN, Patient Navigator and Oncology Survey Coordinator at Teramana Cancer Center, said. “They work hard to collect the items and stuff the bags. They get so excited when it’s time to hand over their project.”
Local media were on hand to provide coverage of this special occasion. Below are links to each of these stories.
Our ministry is humbled and grateful to the teachers and students of Hills Elementary School for showing our patients and professionals this overwhelming act of kindness, selflessness, and love.
Herald-Star: Hills Elementary School preparing chemo care bags for cancer center*
WTRF: Local students donate more than 200 care bags to Teramana Cancer Center
WTOV: Students prepare chemo cancer bags for Teramana Cancer Center
*photo at top of this post from Herald-Star article, with the caption: “Hills Elementary School students, from left, Dominic Harris, Jack Kinda and Aleni Wagner prepare chemo care bags which will be presented to representatives of the Tony Teramana Cancer Center on April 14. Students will be packing bags with snacks, games, journals and other goods, and they will be delivered to support patients undergoing treatment at the Steubenville facility.”