Kappa Epsilon women provide comfort and hope
Members of ONU's Kappa Epsilon, women’s professional pharmacy sorority, donated 75 baskets of “comfort and hope” to St. Rita’s Medical Center, Lima, to be used for women diagnosed with breast cancer.
A note included in each basket says; “The sisters of Kappa Epsilon, Ohio Northern University would like to give you this basket of comfort and hope. As women and as pharmacy students, we know that breast cancer can happen to anyone’s friend, sister, mother, grandmother or even ourselves. We hope our thoughts and good wishes help you through your treatment and your future.”
This is the second year the pharmacy women have donated baskets to St. Rita’s for cancer patients. The women worked in teams of two putting the baskets together using their own money to purchase the baskets and items within. The beautiful baskets included many different items from soft handmade pillows, packages of Chai tea, lotions, teddy bears, sweet treats, grooming items and a wide range of other heartfelt gifts.
The young women said they received thank you notes from many of last year’s recipients. “Many of them just brought tears to our eyes,” said co-president Lauren Bajbus.
The baskets were accepted by Mary Kay Verhoff, Women’s Wellness Center director on behalf of the women who will receive them as they are diagnosed.