• Bill Raines

Lawrence County Patient Services used $100,000 Last Year to help Cancer Patients in Lawrence County

LAWRENCE COUNTY - SEPTEMBER 3, 2022 - Lawrence County Patient Services used $100,000 in supporting cancer patients. All the money raised by the organization remains in Lawrence County.

Rain kept the crowds down at this year's event.

Judy Heichelbech President Lawrence County Patients Services

The Lawrence County Patient Services Provides the following assistance:

  • Nutritional supplements

  • Transportation to treatments or physicians

  • Medical supplies

  • Wigs after chemotherapy

  • Medical equipment such as walkers, wheelchairs, shower chairs, commodes

  • Prothesis and bras after surgery

  • Mammograms or PSA tests

  • Some help with utilities or rent on a exceptional basis

  • Help with housekeeping or lawnmowing

  • Limited amount of personal needs

  • Scholarship Opportunities to cancer survivors

Lawrence County Patient Services Volunteers help carry out many tasks throughout the year to support cancer patients

On Saturday the organization held its regular fundraiser at Hobson Ford, which carries on the tradition of supporting the Lawrence County Patient Services. Jeff Hobson, Hobson Ford has always supported the organization after taking over ownership of the dealership a couple years ago.

Jeff Hobson and his family, Hobson Ford in Bedford has been a huge supporter of the Lawrence County Patient Services

Many organizations support the fundraiser in many ways such as the La - Or Shrine Club which sells food. McIntyre Brothers always bring their crane to the event to hoist a flag during the National Anthem and playing of "TAPS" for the military dedication.

Joanna Hackney sang the "National Anthem" at this year's event.

This year's speaker of the event was Sgt. Kevin Masterson who talked of the Bravery of the Military, and the Bravery of those who fight against cancer. During his speech he reflected on the bravery of the 69 Congressional Medal of Honor winners in Indiana who was brave to help those they stood with during war.

Those who could not attend can always make donations throughout the year. Send donations to 219 Sycamore Drive Bedford, Indiana.

Duane Terry with his 1949 Farmall Tractor


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