Help a Galpal in Need
Monday, February 02, 2009
How can Suzy's Galpals help women in need this week?
You'll feel as good as she does when you help provide a Lumpectomy Kit for a low-income woman who's undergoing this procedure.
Quite often, post-op instructions are given by their MD to keep their eye on the incision, monitor their temperature to make sure infection does not develop and to take Tylenol for pain. Imagine yourself standing on the toilet to try to get a glimpse of the incision in the bathroom mirror because you don't own or have the money to buy a small hand mirror or the other supplies to ensure a proper recovery.
You can make a huge difference by putting these items together for CancerCare and these women. The Lumpectomy Kits consist of:
*A Small hand mirror
*A $10 CVS gift card
*A $10 phone card to call mom or best friend after the operation
CancerCare will package the items into kits, insert information about their support services and bring them to the local hospitals where the staff can distribute them to those in need.
The following locations have been set up as drop locations for the kits:
772 Post Road East
2278 Black Rock Turnpike
Fairfield, CT 06824
Darien Sport Shop
1127 Post Road
CancerCare of Connecticut Avenue
535 Connecticut Ave
Norwalk, CT 06854
For more information about CancerCare visit them at www.cancercare.org