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Local Businesses Team Up to Support Cancer Patients and Children During the Holidays
WellSpring Oncology and Pinellas County Walgreens drug stores are partnering to help give cancer patients hope for the holidays.
“Being diagnosed with this disease can be a very difficult time for many of our patients, not only medically and emotionally, but also financially,”
The economic downturn and a steady rise in healthcare costs have resulted in an increased financial burden for many who are diagnosed with cancer. As a result, WellSpring Oncology established the Giving Tree fund, assisting cancer patients in financial need.
Through fundraisers and generous donations, the Giving Tree fund is able to help patients and their families year-round with things like housing payments, gas and groceries. And, every year, WellSpring Oncology “adopts” families to provide them a full Christmas experience.
This year, in addition to the adopted family, the partnership with Walgreens will help patients, as well as children in local organizations like Girls Inc. of Pinellas and children adopted by the City of Pinellas Park Fire Station 34.
“We’re happy to partner with WellSpring Oncology as we’re both in the business of health and wellness,” says Diane Campogni, Community Manager for Walgreens, Pinellas County. “Walgreens is the pharmacy, health and wellness destination for neighborhoods across the county, and we are confident that partnering with WellSpring Oncology will help further our greater goal to help people get, stay and live well.”
The selected cancer patients will receive gift cards and the children will receive gifts. The Seminole Walgreens is located at 10121 Seminole Blvd., Seminole, FL 33772.
For more information, or to schedule an interview with the Director of WellSpring Oncology and/or a patient, please contact Melissa Rogovin at mrogovin@fullcircle-
About WellSpring Oncology:
Doctors Robert Miller, Zucel Solc and Frank Franzese opened the doors of WellSpring Oncology in the spring of 2008 to provide high-end treatment in a more personal and caring environment. The doctors at WellSpring Oncology have been practicing innovative radiation therapy since the 1970’s and developed the center to ensure patients have access to the latest technology available in the treatment of cancer. WellSpring Oncology’s physicians are all Board Certified in radiation oncology and received their training at the top centers in the country, including MD Anderson, Memorial Sloan Kettering and the University of California, San Francisco. WellSpring Oncology is located at 6600 Sixty Sixth Street North in Pinellas Park, Florida.
For more information or to make an appointment, contact WellSpring Oncology at (727) 343-0600 or visit them online at www.WellSpringOncology.org (http://www.wellspringoncology.org/#_