News | Published March 8, 2013

Bob Perks Fund gives $8,800 to The Foundation for Mount Nittany Medical Center

“To be a comfort to people with cancer,” was the motivation for the $8,800 gift given recently to The Foundation for Mount Nittany Medical Center. The donation from the Bob Perks Fund, a State College based non-profit that provides support for basic necessities for people with cancer, will help to purchase hospitality carts to be delivered to families who have a loved one in the hospital with end stage cancer. The carts will facilitate the serving of specially prepared snacks to families so that they can spend as much time as they need at the bedside. Another purchase made from the funds was for special “wraps” for people with cancer to wear for their radiation therapy treatments at the Lance and Ellen Shaner Cancer Pavilion. The garments are designed to accommodate the special needs and equipment involved in the cancer treatments, and provide some comfort and ease for the patient.

The Bob Perks Fund has been established to assist individuals or families with personal illness that has been diagnosed as cancer. The goal is to provide basic necessities that patients cannot afford temporarily due to their illness. Individuals may apply at bobperkscancerassistancefund.org.

The Foundation’s 21st Annual Golf Tournament raised $150,000 for the new Cancer Center.

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