St. Lawrence County Cancer Fund donates $9,100 to Canton-Potsdam Hospital’s Center for Cancer Care
Sunday, March 10, 2013 - 8:51 am

POTSDAM -- The St. Lawrence County Cancer Fund recently awarded a $9,100 grant to the Canton-Potsdam Hospital Foundation for the hospital’s Center for Cancer Care.

Part of the grant will be used for gas and maintenance on the van that transports cancer treatment patients to and from appointments. Last year the hospital’s vanFrom left are Jacqueline Dow, director of oncology services at Canton-Potsdam Hospital, and Kellie Hitchman, co-chair of the St. Lawrence County Cancer Fund.From left are Jacqueline Dow, director of oncology services at Canton-Potsdam Hospital, and Kellie Hitchman, co-chair of the St. Lawrence County Cancer Fund. logged more than 25,000 miles transporting patients.

Another portion of the grant will be used for educational and supportive materials for patients contemplating, starting or undergoing treatment for cancer.

“Patients are increasingly interested in learning about lifestyle choices to optimize recovery and minimize recurrence,” noted Director of Oncology Services Jacqueline Dow. “We need additional materials for them to explore those topics. Our ‘fill in the blank’ cancer navigation notebooks have also proven to be very popular with our patients and their family members, and we need to replenish supplies each year.”

Over the years the St. Lawrence County Cancer Fund, whose primary fund-raiser is the Edward I. Moses Walk/Run for Life, has contributed nearly $140,000 to the Canton-Potsdam Hospital’s Cancer Services.

“We are so grateful for this generous support,” noted Dow. “Our thanks to everyone who participates in the Edward I. Moses Walk/Run.”