Friday, August 21, 2015

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. (Aug. 21, 2015) – Two events in September will benefit a new patient emergency assistance fund for cancer patients.

Canvas for Cancer Paint Night will be held on Sept.10 from 6 to 9 p.m. at Main Street Deli, 33 N. Main St., Chambersburg.

The event is hosted by Molly Lutton, Deb Mumma, and art instructor Holly Strayer. All three are cancer survivors and passionate advocates for local cancer support services. Register online at http://www.eventbrite.com/e/canvas-for-cancer-tickets-17779722629.

A Craft and Vendor Show will be held Sept. 12 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Franklin Fire Company, 158 W. King St., Chambersburg. The event is organized by the MOMs Club of Chambersburg West. Admission is free. For more information, contact Nicole Trusky of the MOMs Club at nicole.trusky@gmail.com.

“I knew that we wanted to do something big to get our year kicked off,” Trusky said. “In the past year I've lost my mother-in-law and my aunt to cancer. Watching my families deal with the stress and trauma of this has been heartbreaking.”

Trusky added: “It is my goal to raise as much money as possible with this fundraiser to support other families that are going through what we went through.”

The Oncology Bridge Fund at Summit Cancer and Hematology Services was established with a gift from Oncology Director Janet Daniels. The fund provides gas cards, groceries, vouchers for prescription medications, and other types of emergency assistance for patients in need.

“I saw a gap and wanted to help,” said Daniels, who has been with Summit Health since 2012. “Loss of work due to illness and cancer treatment can cause a monumental strain on family finances. I’m deeply grateful to these ladies for organizing these two events to help us help our patients.”

To donate to the fund contact the Summit Health Development Office at (717) 267-7703.

Summit Health is a non-profit network of hospitals and physician practices dedicated to building a healthier community.

As Franklin County's leading healthcare provider, Summit Health offers family care, specialists, lab and imaging services, a fitness center, urgent care centers, and two award-winning hospitals.

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