February 20, 2012
sorority, Xi Lambda Lambda, Beta Sigma Phi Chapter at the Great Outdoors in
Titusville, presented Jess Parrish Medical Foundation (JPMF) with crocheted
hats for cancer patients and handmade teddy bears for pediatric patients at
Parrish Medical Center (PMC).
“Our chapter is focused on philanthropy and everything we do stays in Brevard
County,” said Maxine Slager,
sorority service chairwoman.
“After touring the hospital and the newly renovated Cancer Care Boutique on the
fifth floor, our sorority sisters wanted to do something special for the
children and cancer patients,” said Jeanine Bieberich, sorority vice president.
Linda Utz, sorority president, personally crocheted 50 hats for PMC’s cancer
patients. Other sorority members sewed 40 teddy bears for children who go to
the emergency room or are admitted to the pediatric unit.
Slager and Bieberich presented the hats and bears to Marsha Richardson, PMC
oncology program coordinator and breast health navigator; Joann Chapman, PMC
third floor nurse manager; Allison Morgan, PMC emergency department secretary;
and Adriane Graham, PMC emergency department registered nurse.
“The hats are a wonderful addition to our Cancer Care Boutique, which provides
cancer patients with the resources to help them adjust to the social and
psychological effects of cancer in a pampering environment. We are very
thankful for this heartfelt donation,” said Richardson.
Chapman said, “We really appreciate the time this sorority took to make the
teddy bears, which will be so comforting to the children who are admitted to
our pediatric unit.”
For more information about the Cancer Care Boutique or the other resources
available at PMC, contact 321-268-6111.