Vital equipment needed for chemotherapy patients

Rebecca Lawrence
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The fifth annual Family First Radiothon 2011

Cancer affects us all.

Sadly, we all know someone who has been diagnosed with the disease and have watched that person battle against it, while wondering how we can help.

This is the first in a series published by the Times-Herald about the upcoming Family First Radiothon, for which the Times-Herald is a community health partner.

The radiothon, put on by 800 CHAB and the Moose Jaw Health Foundation, will call on the community of Moose Jaw to donate money to help people, perhaps a family member, a friend, or a neighbour, who is fighting cancer.

This year, donations to the fifth annual radiothon, held May 5-6 at the Town 'n' Country Mall, will help provide the best chemotherapy equipment in Canada at Moose Jaw Union Hospital.

Kelly McElree, Moose Jaw Health Foundation executive director, said it was clear the day surgery unit was in need of specific equipment for those undergoing chemotherapy treatment in the city.

"The need is growing," he said. "Cancer is one of those things that affects everyone. In just the last three years along, the need for chemotherapy has grown by 35 per cent just at our hospital. It's quite staggering."

Read more in today's Times-Herald edition

Organizations: Times-Herald, Moose Jaw Health Foundation, Moose Jaw Union Hospital

Geographic location: Moose Jaw, Country Mall, Canada

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