St. Luke’s Foundation funds Resource Room for St. Luke’s Hospital Infusion Center

Published 8:00 am Friday, November 16, 2018

Thanks to dollars raised from last year’s Ache Around the Lake, St. Luke’s Hospital Foundation assisted in funding the Resource Room at St. Luke’s Hospital Infusion Center.

Designed to help people with cancer deal with the side effects of treatment, the Resource Room is free and available to all cancer patients in the community, regardless of where they are being treated.

St. Luke’s Hospital Infusion Center’s director Lynn Hensley (left) and St. Luke’s Hospital Foundation Executive Director Meshelle Colvin pose for a photo inside the center’s Resource Room. The foundation recently contributed funding for the room with proceeds from last year’s Ache Around the Lake event. (Submitted photo)

“The intent of our Resource Room is to assist patients in looking and feeling the best possible during their cancer journey,” said Lynn Hensley, director of the Infusion Center. 

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Often, the side effects of cancer treatment can leave patients feeling down and self-conscious. Through the Resource Room, a number of services and resources are available at no cost.

Some of the available items include wigs, hats, scarves and a safe, comfortable place to try these items and see what works best.

The Resource Room is managed by staff of the Infusion Center and is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Those interested in learning more may call 828-894-0111.

Those interested in learning more about the foundation can call 828-894-2693.

– Submitted by  Jennifer Wilson