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Eastern Star Chapters donate to Abben Cancer Center

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Representatives from three area Order of the Eastern Star chapters presented Melissa Cunningham (left), director of Abben Cancer Center of Spencer Hospital, with 100 hand-made port-a-cath pillows, designed to cushion the chest area where a port has been surgically placed for chemotherapy access. The port-a-cath pillows are particularly beneficial to cushion the pressure of a seatbelt across the shoulder and chest area. Presenting the gifts were (left to right) Janice Alger, Eastern Star Grand Warder 2012 and member of the Sioux Rapids Chapter; Bev Dudziak, member of the Spencer Evening Shade Chapter; and Karen Hyde, member of the Laurens Chapter and Worthy Grand Matron of the Iowa Order of the Eastern Star during 2012. As Worthy Matron for the Grand Chapter of Iowa Order of the Eastern Star, Hyde named lung cancer research as the statewide Eastern Star project for 2012. To date, over $38,000 has been contributed to the University of Iowa for lung cancer research.
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