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September 25, 2018

Students make ‘Cancer Care Packages’ for patients


Middle School Student Council members at Sandy Creek Middle School made very special “cancer care packages” that will be distributed to patients undergoing treatment at St. Joseph’s Hospital Hematology/Oncology Association of Central New York.

Busy packing up the cancer care packages are sixth grade students Madison Bauer, seated in chair; Lainie Hathway, left; Sadie Lurcock, right; and Gavin Babcock behind Lurcock.

Busy packing up the cancer care packages are sixth grade students Madison Bauer, seated in chair; Lainie Hathway, left; Sadie Lurcock, right; and Gavin Babcock behind Lurcock.

The packages contain items to ease the lives of those diagnosed with cancer and undergoing treatment but also contain lots of love and well wishes from the students at Sandy Creek.

The students in grades six through eight worked on the packages, carefully filling each one and decorating each bag with a special handmade card.

It was the second year that the students decided to create the cancer care bags and the project hit close to home as a staff member at the school was newly diagnosed with cancer and served as the inspiration for the project.

Donations for the items needed came in from students, staff and community members and included bottled water, tissues, lip balm, lotion, pen and paper, hand sanitizer, and more.

Sandy Creek students assembled the bags for delivery to the hospital facility. Pictured are eighth graders Autumn Shephard, Faith Bachar, Becca Miller and Emily Smith with a few of the assembled “cancer care packages.”

Sandy Creek students assembled the bags for delivery to the hospital facility. Pictured are eighth graders Autumn Shephard, Faith Bachar, Becca Miller and Emily Smith with a few of the assembled “cancer care packages.”

The completed packages were delivered in late May to the hospital.

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