Local 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
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.