Local sorority Xi Lambda Lambda, Beta Sigma Phi Chapter, at the Great Outdoors
in Titusville presented Jess Parrish Medical Foundation (JPMF) with more
than 55 handmade pillows for mastectomy and breast cancer patients at
Parrish Medical Center (PMC).
“Fighting cancer is hard enough. Our sorority chapter is focused
on giving back to the community and wanted to support breast cancer survivors,”
said Ileane Patterson, sorority vice president. The pillows remove pressure
and provide relief for mastectomy or lymph node resection surgery patients
or during chemotherapy and radiation treatments.
Several members from the Beta Sigman Phi Chapter presented the mastectomy
and breast cancer pillows to Shannon Luker, PMC breast health navigator
and oncology program coordinator, and Misty Wilson, director of Jess Parrish
Medical Foundation. The sorority has supported the hospital throughout
the years by donating crocheted hats for cancer patients, sewed teddy
bears and colorful pillowcases for pediatric patients.
“We really appreciate the time this sorority took to make the pillows,
which will be so comforting to patients in our Cancer Care program. As
the breast health navigator, I’ve seen firsthand the relief these
pillows can provide. They will be offered in the PMC Cancer Care Boutique
which provides free supplies, coordinated care, mammograms for underinsured
or noninsured patients and much more. I’m very thankful for this
generous and heartfelt donation,” added Luker.
Members of the Xi Lambda Lambda, Beta Sigma Phi Chapter present pillowcases
to Jess Parrish Medical Foundation for breast cancer patients at Parrish
Medical Center. Pictured (Font, L-R) are: Misty Wilson, director of Jess
Parrish Medical Foundation; Ileane Patterson, Rosalind Zahn, and Jeanne
Rauff; (second row, L-R) Donna Gruel, Kim Hessler, Sandra Wofford and