The Rockford Rockets 4-H Club, from the Rockford and Lost Creek areas, recently donated cancer care bags to the Cecil B. Highland, Jr., & Barbara B. Highland Cancer Center at United Hospital Center. Emma Samples, president Rockford Rockets 4-H, decided after an Internet search that a donation of cancer care bags would be a great idea. The club’s goal was to make an impact locally due to so many lives being affected by cancer.

“This generous donation helps give cancer patients the comfort they deserve while at the same time providing them with the knowledge that the community cares for and supports them during their course of treatment,” said Linda Carte, RN, MSN, AOCN, director of oncology at UHC. “This is a testament to the caring community of North Central West Virginia.”

The cancer care bags provided to chemotherapy patients at UHC are filled with thoughtful items to assist patients while they go through treatment and healing. “We decided to donate the care bags to help people locally who have cancer, that’s why we selected UHC as a partner,” said Samples.

For more information about the Cecil B. Highland, Jr., & Barbara B. Highland Cancer Center at UHC, call Nancy Dye, RN, CCRP, program coordinator at (681) 342-1804 or email dyen@uhcwv.org.

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Pictured left back row: Donna Riddle, RN, BSN, Radiation Oncology nurse at UHC; Linda Carte, RN, MSN, AOCN, director of oncology at UHC; Jessica Stroupe, member Rockford Rockets 4-H Club; Emily Bowman, treasurer Rockford Rockets 4-H; Jeremy Ables, club leader Rockford Rockets 4-H Club; Nancy Dye, RN, CCRP, oncology program coordinator at UHC. Pictured left middle row: Emily Bennett, secretary Rockford Rockets 4-H Club; Brendon Smith, member Rockford Rockets 4-H Club. Pictured left front row: Gavin Ash, member Rockford Rockets 4-H Club; Matthew Ables, member Rockford Rockets 4-H Club; Amelia Samples, member Rockford Rockets 4-H Club and Emma Samples, president Rockford Rockets 4-H Club.

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