Handles of Hope
Breast cancer survivor Ruth Beach, a member service adviser at the $1.5 billion United Federal Credit Union in St. Joseph, Mich., wanted to give back.
So with the help of a $4,000 donation from the UFCU Charity Committee, she has worked with the Marie Yeager Cancer Center at Lakeland HealthCare to create “Handles of Hope.”
Handles of Hope are a gift that contains resources such as support groups, a journal book, herbal tea and mugs, an inspirational book and a diet book, and other information to help sort through the emotional and medical rollercoaster a cancer diagnosis brings to 800 people a year at the center.
“Handles of Hope supports our patients from a psycho-social perspective,” said Jann Totzke, the center’s executive director of Oncology.