Together We Can -- Newsletter of the Joan Karnell Cancer Center

Winter 2008

Are You Living Well?
Message from the Administrator
Kicking the Habit
Reaching Out
How You Can Help
Recent Events
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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, JKCC coordinator, at 215-829-6466.

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 Cancer Center's 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.

If 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 215-829-3225.


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