The Lexington Medical Center cancer support group will hold a yard sale on Saturday, May 2, 2009 to raise money to support cancer patients and their families. The sale will be at the Barnyard Flea Market on Highway 1 in West Columbia, beginning at 9 a.m.
Each year, this sale plays a significant role in helping cancer patients and their families. Last year, proceeds fulfilled a terminally ill support group member’s wish to go skydiving. In addition, the sale paid for a husband with terminal cancer to go on a special trip with his wife to Hatteras, North Carolina, the place where they had met and married. The sale has also helped pay for expensive medicine, supplies and transportation for support group members to get to clinical trials.
Merchandise for sale includes appliances, tools, furniture, toys, household goods and home décor items. People can donate items by calling Chris Gibson, cancer support group leader, at 939-8774.
Lexington Medical Center’s cancer support group, which is called “Losing Is Not an Option,” is a place of comfort for cancer patients and their families. It’s for any cancer patient, in any stage, even in remission. The group has approximately 25 members at all times. The members are ages 40 and up, men and women, from all walks of life, caretakers and patients, some terminal and some not.
Chris Gibson and the wife of a cancer patient appeared on WIS-TV on April 30th to talk about the sale and the impact of the cancer support group.