How You Can Help
The Joan Karnell Cancer
Center (JKCC) receives support in many
ways. People give generously of
their time and talent so that the
Cancer Center may provide
support and encouragement to our
patients and their loved ones
throughout the cancer experience.
To learn more about how you
or your organization can help,
please contact Marylou Osterman,
Brownie Troop Creates Pillow Covers
The girls of Brownie Troop 3290 at Friends
School Haverford in Haverford, PA created
warm, colorful fleece pillow covers for
patients at the Joan Karnell Cancer Center.
JKCC's First Volunteer Patient Navigators
Ann Louise Devinney (right), and Elvira
D'Alessandro (left) are the Cancer Center's
first volunteer patient navigators. The
volunteer navigator program, which was
launched earlier this year, guides patients and
their caregivers through their cancer
treatment experience including providing
information about resources and programs
available at the Cancer Center.
Chemo Caps Knitting Circle
"As we move through our lives, the ties that bind us to family,
friends, and even strangers, are vast and varied.
People that we know, and those we do not, can
offer us tremendous support."
The Joan Karnell
Chemo Caps Knitting Circle was formed in 2003
and has provided thousands of soft, warm caps
for patients undergoing chemotherapy who have
lost their hair. The Knitting Circle includes
patients, staff, local schools, faith communities and senior centers
who donate their time and talent to provide support for our patients.
you are a knitter and would like to participate,
or if you have yarn you would like to donate for our knitters, please
contact Theresa Alcorn, Cancer Center administrative assistant, at