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Care & Comfort and our Presque Isle Staff support C-A-N-C-E-R
Posted by Care & Comfort on 01/11/2017.
Care & Comfort and the employees of our Presque Isle Branch recently presented a gift to C-A-N-C-E-R, Caring Area Neighbors for Cancer Education and Recovery, an organization which assists patients and their families in Aroostook County.
Mike Stair, Care & Comfort''s COO, presented the check to C-A-N-C-E-R Board Member Sue Nickerson, during our Presque Isle Branch''s holiday appreciation luncheon for employees.
"Cancer has deeply impacted almost all of us in one way or another it seems and when a person hears a diagnosis of the dreaded c-word their world changes in an instant," said Mike. "Thankfully in Aroostook County along with professionals who provide excellent medical care, volunteers with Caring Area Neighbors for Cancer Education and Recovery offer valuable and active support in many ways to community members who have received this diagnosis. I applaud our staff for selecting this organization, which is solely run by volunteers and gives 100% of all donations to patients and their families, as the recipient of a Jean Fund gift."
Since 1991 Care & Comfort has provided home healthcare and behavioral healthcare services throughout the State. During each of these 25 years caring for our communities by giving and volunteering have been central characteristics of our agency’s culture. This gift was made possible through The Jeans Fund, an ongoing collaborative fundraising effort between Care & Comfort and our employees. Every Friday is Jean Day, and staff may leave their usual work attire at home and wear jeans for a donation. The agency then matches every dollar raised, and the employees of each branch select their local beneficiaries semi-annually.
"We are proud to support our local communities and believe a community is more than a place; it is the people we serve, the neighborhoods we share," remarked Susan D. Giguere, C & C''s Founder and CEO. All of us are happy to support this group that describes itself this way ‘We are simply neighbors who want to help make a difficult time a little less so,'' simple words maybe, powerful meaning definitely!”
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For more information about C-A-N-C-E-R visit www.c-a-n-c-e-r.com/