Local Lions Clubs to provide gas cards for financially strapped cancer patients

Jun 30, 2014

John Moran, treasurer of the Searsport Lions Club, and Dr. Betsy Connelly, oncologist at Waldo County General Hospital, display 31 $50 gas cards that four local Lions Clubs will provide for cancer patients who need financial assistance to get to their treatments.

The funds to purchase the gas cards were raised at a recent supper, sponsored by the four area Lions Clubs: Belfast, Monroe and two from Searsport. Also on hand were Vanessa Moran, right front row, and in back, oncology nurses Kelsey Menard and Brenda Burgess.

Brenda said the cards arrived just in time as that day they had a patient who did not have enough gas or money to get to the hospital for an evaluation and treatment. John said the clubs plan to hold at least one more fundraising supper either late this summer or in the early fall.

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