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Parkview donations to Cancer Services top $1 million

Friday, February 22, 2013 - 5:15 pm

Parkview Community Health Improvement announced Friday that Parkview donations to Cancer Services of Northeast Indiana have topped $1 million over the past 12 years.

The $1,080,647 in donations since 2000 are from fundraising activities, said Eric Clabaugh, Parkview public information manager. The money was raised at Parkview Regional Medical Center, Parkview Hospital Randallia, Parkview Huntington Hospital, Parkview Lagrange Hospital, Parkview Noble Hospital and Parkview Whitley Hospital, a news release said.

The donations, which are managed through the Parkview Community Health Improvement program, are part of Parkview’s efforts to improve health and quality of life in northeast Indiana by donating to area nonprofit, community-focused organizations, the news release said.

Parkview donations to Cancer Services help fund free to low-cost support services through the Client Advocate program, the news release said. This program offers cancer patients emotional support, useful resources, information and compassionate assistance.

In 2012, Cancer Services used Parkview’s donation to provide patients with durable medical equipment, health items, cases of nutritional drinks, wigs, turbans and scarves.

“The services offered by Cancer Services of Northeast Indiana are incredibly important for the individuals and families touched by cancer in our community,” Sue Ehinger, president of Parkview Hospital and its affiliates, said in the news release. “The needs of cancer patients and their support system extend beyond diagnosis and treatment, and we are thankful to have an organization in northeast Indiana that can provide additional resources to meet our patients where they are.”

“Over the past decade, Parkview has been a significant supporter in working toward our mission to enhance the quality of life of those affected by cancer,” Dianne May, president & CEO of Cancer Services, said in the news release. “This partnership allows our organization to come alongside and provide for the wide array of needs that cancer patients and their families experience throughout their journey.”