In Schenectady, the Joan Nicole Prince Home in Scotia is seeking participants for its annual Still Human Virtual Walk/Run event to raise awareness about end-of-life issues and assist the home with its efforts to help the terminally ill. Among the businesses supporting the cause are 1st National Bank of Scotia, Glenville Funeral Home, Fenimore Asset Management, Bennett Contracting, Stewart’s Shops, Alltown Fresh, True Juice, Healthy Living, Honest Weight and others. The major goal of the Still Human Virtual Walk/Run is to raise awareness about the dying person’s bill of rights and the need for individuals at the end of life to be treated as a human being, with comfort, respect and dignity. All proceeds from the event go directly to the Joan Nicole Prince Home, a comfort home dedicated to providing a safe, comfortable, and caring home for the terminally ill. The home is run 100% on community donations. Entry for the walk is $25. To register, visit https://www.joannicoleprincehome.org/stillhuman.
In Ballston Spa, the Ballston Spa Lions Club continued it fight against cancer by recently donating gift cards to a Ballston Spa teenager who has bone cancer. The teen is undergoing treatments, which will be followed by surgery. The gift cards will be put into comfort bags for the teen. The club also has procured a wheelchair, which will be loaned to the family for post-surgery transportation. In the recent past, the Lions Club of Ballston Spa has donated gasoline cards to the parents who are travelling to and from the Melodies Center at Albany Medical Center. To volunteering with the Childhood Cancer Project, contact Lions Club member Diane Lange [email protected] For more information, send an email request to: [email protected]
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