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Lab makes donation to Cancer Center

“Each year our laboratory selects a charitable cause to support for Lab Week,” reported Lori Grauer, Laboratory Client Services/Marketing Manager. The recipient of the 2016 Outreach Project, sponsored by the Laboratory at Penn State Health St. Joseph, is the Cancer Center. The laboratory staff generously donated items for gift baskets and raised $600 through a silent auction of gift baskets and the sale of potted plants that were donated by a lab employee. The Lab Week Committee purchased twenty-four $25 gas gift cards (8 Wawa/8 Sheetz/8 Top Star) for patients who are undergoing cancer treatment.

Pictured L-R:  Karen Wagner, Director of Oncology Services, Diane Ross, M.T. - Lab Week Chair, Marc Rovito, MD, PSHSJ Cancer Center Medical Director.
Pictured L-R: Karen Wagner, Director of Oncology Services, Diane Ross, M.T. – Lab Week Chair, Marc Rovito, MD, PSHSJ Cancer Center Medical Director.

“We are thrilled and very grateful to our Laboratory colleagues for thinking of our patients in this way. The Lab staff has always been so generous in raising money to support those in need. We have patients and families who struggle emotionally, as well as financially, while undergoing cancer treatment. These patients will surely appreciate the gift of a gas card to help them with transportation expenses. And, the fact that hospital staff working in the Lab have provided the gas card makes the gift even more meaningful,” commented Karen Wagner, Director, Oncology Services. Thank you, PSHSJ Laboratory Services!

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