11/16/2006

Stuffy Bears to Benefit Cancer Center Patients

MORGANTOWN, WV— A Grafton woman will hold a special kind of workshop at West Virginia University to benefit patients at the Mary Babb Randolph Cancer Center.  Sandra Dillon of the Stuffy Bear Workshop sells bears and other animals that people can  stuff and dress as they desire. She will set up her display at the Health Sciences Center cafeteria near the Cancer Center, Monday, Nov. 20, and Thursday, Dec. 7, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. both days.

Dillon is donating half of the proceeds from the sale of the stuffy bears to the Comfort Fund at the Mary Babb Randolph Cancer Center Clinic. The fund helps patients with financial costs associated with their treatment, such as medication and lodging associated with extended medical care. 

“I am very happy to donate to such a worthy cause,” says Dillon. “I’ve accompanied my mother-in-law to the Cancer Center for her chemotherapy treatments and have encountered the sweethearts who work there. God put some good people on the earth and I see them there.”

Dillon also has another family member who visits the Cancer Center. “My sister comes there for radiation treatment and the specialists who care for her are excellent too,” she adds.

Dillon encourages people to visit her web site at www.freewebs.com/stuffybearworkshop to see all of the different kinds of animals they can create. Orders can be placed prior to November 20 by calling (304) 265-1592 or (304) 612-0256. Cash or checks will be accepted during her visit to WVU.

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For more information:
Sherry Stoneking, Cancer Center (304) 293-4599
sstoneking@hsc.wvu.edu
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