Saturday, March 26, 2016

Cancer Awareness Day at SKC raises $5,835 for Cheerful Heart

From left: Juan Perez (SKC Athletics), Barbara Morin (Cheerful Heart), Niki Graham
(Center for Prevention & Wellness), Jamie DePoe, Becky DePoe, Dr. Sandra Boham SKC President) and Angelique Albert (SKC Foundation).

Salish Kootenai College Foundation, Center for Prevention & Wellness, and SKC Athletics collaborated to organize a Cancer Awareness Day at SKC.  Cancer Awareness Day took place during SKC Founders’ Week Celebration this past year, and entailed a number of activities including a fundraising dinner, cancer walk, and basketball games.

The intent was to raise awareness for cancer, as well as support President Robert R. DePoe III in his fight against cancer. The event raised $5,835 for Cheerful Heart, Inc.  Robert passed away in December 2015.

Cheerful Heart has served Lake County cancer patients for 13 years. CH services include: serving soup and refreshments at the Oncology Clinic on Tuesdays at St. Joseph Medical Center; providing transportation to appointments and treatments; running errands; and helping out whenever a request is made. CH is run by volunteers.

In addition to help with every day tasks and clinic support, CH services include a Wigs, Hats & Scarves Program, a lending library, a Cancer Support Group and the Cheerful Touch Program. Cheerful Touch, established in 2012, offers services that are free to cancer patients including massage, hair and skin care, manicures and pedicures.

To get more Cheerful Heart information call 883-3070, visit the web site, or email

1 comment:

  1. Such type of event should be arranged regularly to pr MV MXovide cancer related awareness to the general public.I complete encourage such initiative taken by SKC foundation.