Chemo Care Bags Donated to Pontiac Cancer Services Clinic
Three members of the “Susie’s Brainstormers” Livingston County Relay for Life team recently presented the cancer services clinic in Pontiac with 40 “chemo care bags” with comfort items for chemotherapy patients. The bags contain blankets, lotion, pens and notebooks, coloring books, knitted caps, and trial size products. Some bags contain prayer shawls.
Team members Renia Holzhauer, Brenda Thompson and Joyce Eggenberger, all of Pontiac, represented the team in delivering the items on March 10. The project is in memory of Susan Mackinson, who bravely battled cancer until her passing in 2016. This is the third year the team has provided bags to the clinic.
Kathy Nolan, OSF Saint James Specialty Clinic Coordinator and a familiar face to patients who visit the clinic each week, said the donation will insure that new patients over the next year will receive a bag and they will be greatly appreciated. “The team lovingly chose items that cancer patients truly appreciate during those long hours receiving treatment. They’re gift will keep on giving for a very long time,” said Kathy.
The cancer services clinic is at 608 North Ladd Street in Pontiac and offers a local option for chemotherapy treatments and oncologist appointments instead of commuting to Bloomington-Normal. The facility is the Pontiac office of Mid-Illinois Hematology & Oncology Associates.