Former patients say 'Thank You' to Cancer Centre nurses

As a gesture of appreciation former patients distributed gift packs to nursing staff
September 10, 2018

Former patients of the Cancer Centre, along with their families and friends, presented the oncology nursing team with gift packages in a gesture of appreciation for the hard work they do

No woman wants to be told that she has breast cancer. In May 2012, the words “you have breast cancer” hit Karen Logan hard. Some of her friends had been down this road before. She didn’t think she would be next.

To support Karen with her cancer journey and treatment, friends and family decided to create a team in the Run for the Cure event. In 2012, K.Lo’s Krew started with a few friends and family running together to create awareness about the disease and to support Karen. Six years later, K.Lo’s Krew—which now includes five breast cancer survivors in all—has raised more than $100,000!

This year the ‘Krew’ decided to create a fundraiser to give back to the nurses and staff at the Cancer Centre of Southeastern Ontario. “The clinic has very mixed memories” says Karen “while we are all healthy now, it was a difficult time.  The nurses and staff are a bright light in the clinic, and it was wonderful for us to be able to thank them in person…to tell them what they meant to us. This is not something that you can adequately convey during treatment.”

Team members and their friends and family purchased 25 gift packages which included Arbonne hand cream and lip salve, and handed them out to nurses at the Cancer Centre August 31, 2018.

Karen and her team would like to thank everyone who sponsored these gifts. “The ‘Krew’ has done amazing things over the past six years!” says Karen. The members of K.Lo’s Krew are determined to do their part to continue to raise money for vital research being done, right here in Kingston.

Article by the University Hospitals Kingston Foundation


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