Horizon of Hope Benefits Women with Breast Cancer

November 25, 2008

Efforts to help women in their battle against breast cancer received a financial boost from a local group of women.  For the ninth year, Pamela Bechtel, Longaberger branch leader and co-chair of the Horizon of Hope, along with her co-chair Shelley McCloskey, and other Longaberger consultants hosted a Horizon of Hope Event in August. The Longaberger Basket “Horizon of Hope” event raised a total of $6,000.

On Wednesday, Oct. 22, Bechtel and McCloskey presented the checks to members of the American Cancer Society and Penn State Hershey Breast Center, Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center. Patrick Dreer, cancer control director south central region, and April Ennis-Pierson, Development Office, accepted $1,000 on behalf of the American Cancer Society. “This represents support for our patient services program including, Reach to Recovery, Road to Recovery, transportation assistance, and financial assistance for people who need help with prescriptions,” said Dreer.  “It’s wonderful that groups like this and the community support the American Cancer Society.” 

Rena Kass, director of the Breast Center; J. Stanley Smith, breast surgeon; Anne Bobb, clinical head nurse; and Michelle Farnan, breast nurse navigator; accepted $5,000 on behalf of the Breast Center. The program will use the donation to support the next edition of the “Show Me” book, a visual resource guide last published by the Medical Center in 2004. “The book provides breast cancer patients with information on their treatment and reconstruction options with photographs of and commentary from thirty breast cancer survivors” said Kass. Kass, Smith and Bobb commended Bechtel and Mccloskey on organizing the fundraiser and for their support of the Show Me book project.  For information on the event for next year, contact Pamela Bechtel at (717)838-6149.  The event is tentatively set for 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 15, at the Hotel Hershey.

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