St. Luke’s Cancer & Infusion Center receives donations
Published 8:30 am Thursday, March 2, 2023
Carey Moving and Storage has donated a storage container to St. Luke’s Cancer & Infusion Center to house its new golf cart.
For quite some time, St. Luke’s Cancer and Infusion Center staff have been walking up to the pharmacy and the lab at St. Luke’s Hospital to pick up blood and infusion products. Round trip, the walking time could take as much as fifteen to twenty minutes. Multiply this time by fourteen trips a day, and you’ll quickly learn the staff spent up to three and a half hours a day walking between offices. While walking may benefit the team’s health, it is an inefficient use of time.
Thanks to a gift from the 2017 Ache Around the Lake fundraiser; the Center recently purchased a golf cart from Burrell’s Golf Carts in Campobello. The golf cart enables faster and safer transport between the Cancer and Infusion Center and the Hospital.
Storing and securing the cart became the next challenge with the golf cart purchased. Thanks to Brian Carey from Carey Moving and Storage, Inc. in Spartanburg and Greenville, a donated shipping container provides the perfect solution, allowing cart storage in the Cancer and Infusion Center parking lot.
As a small, community-owned 501c3, St. Luke’s Hospital depends on generosity from our neighbors and friends, and is forever grateful for the benevolence of its neighbors. The community always steps forward to meet our needs and is a godsend, ensuring that patients and staff are better served and equipped.
Submitted by Lynn Hensley