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Cancer Support Group thanks community for generous support

Johnson County Cancer Support Group director Flo Bellamy (second from left) is joined by Levi Retirees, Bill Adams Bernice Reece, Mae Matheson and Caroline Reece while receiving a generous donation of nearly $4,000. The donated funds were the result of a two-day fundraiser event recently held by the Levi Retirees. Photo by Rita Hewett

By Tamas Mondovics
Editor

To thank the community for their effort, Johnson County Cancer Support Group director Flo Bellamy expressed her appreciation to everyone who contributed to the Levi Retiree’s roadblock.
“This is a community effort of neighbors helping neighbors when they hear that word “cancer,” Bellamy said after receiving nearly $4,000 from the recent fundraiser.
Bellamy emphasized that Johnson County residents have always been there for each other, which clearly contributed to the event’s success.
“For two days you and the awesome Levi Retirees and friends set an example of how a community which comes together with love and compassion,” she said adding, “working together we can make a difference. We raised $3,945. Thank you so much.”
As often reported by this publication, the Johnson County Cancer Support Group’s work is always needed as new patients come to the attention of the group each week.
“We see three to four new patients per week with most of the diagnosis being lung and breast cancers,” stated
Bellamy in an earlier interview.
All funds given to the group are used to help Johnson County citizens only, so it allows community members to benefit their friends and neighbors throughout these difficult times directly.
“All of the money we receive is used to help Johnson County Cancer patients
and their families. Bellamy said.
Anyone needing more information about breast cancer can find valuable resources at nationalbreastcancer.org, cdc.gov/cancer/breast, as well as cancer.gov. For local community members looking for guidance and support, the Johnson County Cancer Support Group can be reached
by calling Flo Bellamy
423-727-2942 or 423-727-9558.