Jul01

Waddido.com Visits the Tri-Cities Cancer Center

An Amazing Place for Cancer Treatment

Waddido.com Visits the Tri-Cities Cancer Center

For those who are fighting cancer, or those who have had loved ones fighting cancer, know that it's a difficult time of anybody's life.

Sitting down with the kind friends at the Tri-Cities Cancer Center in Tri-Cities, Washington, was quite a unique experience.

Our City Passport show host, Melanie Felice, had the pleasure of visiting with Elizabeth McLaughlin, Foundation Director, and Michael Novakovich, Director of Business Development, of the Tri-Cities Cancer Center.  It was quite an educational visit with them as they told us about the services and resources that the Tri-Cities Cancer Center provides to, not only those fighting cancer, but their loved ones as well.

The Tri-Cities Cancer Center is supported by all three major hospitals in the Tri-Cities, Washington region:  Kadlec Regional Medical Center, Lourdes Health Network, and Trios Health.

Ralph R. Peterson Library

This library was made to be a comfortable place for patients and visitors to do research on the different types of cancer.

There are over 20,000 pieces of informational brochures and books to help people understand the fight on cancer.  These resources are all available to the community at no cost.

Visitors can use the computers to search information online as well.

Community Involvement & Support

The community is the main support of the Tri-Cities Cancer Center.

They have four major community charity events that help raise funds for the Cancer Center:  Run for Ribbons 5k/1mi Run, Fundraising Breakfast, HAPO Golf Classic, and Autumn Affair in the fall.

There are over 60 Community Fundraisers that businesses, companies, and private parties, have to raise funds for the Cancer Center, raising over $165,000 in services to patients in 2012.

Activities

The Wellness Center hosts patients and visitors for presentations and activities the patients get to be a part of.  The Cancer Center has activities, such as water color painting, that helps the patients keep busy while they're receiving their treatment at the Cancer Center.

Amenities

The Tri-Cities Cancer Center has a hair studio that provides free hair care for patients.  They also have facials on Tuesdays at no cost to them.

The Resource Center is designed like a store front where patients can get wigs, hats, and pillows for free, to help them along their cancer journey.  All these items are made possible from the donations made to the Tri-Cities Cancer Center.

Watch this episode of our visit to the Tri-Cities Cancer Center, to learn more about them.

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