Students prepare care packages for cancer patients

  Friday, October 23, 2015 2:00 AM

Pittsburg, KS

Students prepare care packages for cancer patients

When members of the Pittsburg State University Residence Hall Assembly were tossing around ideas for service projects and someone suggested care packages for chemotherapy patients, the students jumped at the chance.

“A number of the students have had family members go through chemotherapy, so they know how difficult that can be,” said Dagen Worthington, one of the organizers of the event.

Worthington, a senior chemistry major from Webb City, Mo., said the students will gather in the Meadowlark Room of the Overman Student Center at 8 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 26, to assemble the packages.

Worthington said the packages will contain simple things, like lemon drops (because some chemotherapy patients experience changes in taste), lotion, hand sanitizer and fuzzy socks.

By themselves, Worthington said, the items in the packages may seem small, but the message the students hope the patients get is a big one.

“We want to encourage them and let them know that although we may not know them personally, we want the best for them,” Worthington said.

To that end, the packages, which will be delivered to the Cancer Center at Via Christi, will contain personal notes from the students.

For more information, contact Worthington at 417-438-3696.



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