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Leonard P. Nelson Cancer Center Receives Care Packages

Dec 31, 2020 03:06PM ● By Med Magazine

100 cancer care packages were donated to CHI St. Alexius Health Williston’s Leonard P. Nelson Cancer Center to be given out to cancer patients during the holiday season and beyond.  

Thanks to a project started through a Thrivent Member activity and included many local sponsors such as Mountrail-Williams Electric Cooperative, Red Rock Ford, Walmart, Books on Broadway, Williston Lions Club, American State Bank & Trust, and the ‘pack rats’ ladies group from Concordia Lutheran Church in Crosby, cancer patients will be generously given care packages beginning this month.  Each bag includes snacks, water, blankets or neck pillows, socks, inspirational books and journals. 

“Our Thrivent team in Williston, Northwest Dakota Financial Associates, was thrilled to find out earlier this year that we would be receiving funds to make an impact in our community. We all have loved ones, including Thrivent Financial Representative Terry Oxendahl, who have been blessed by the care and treatments they have received at the Leonard P Nelson Cancer Center,” says Kristin Iverson, Financial Associate.  “We knew right away that this was an organization that we wanted to help with the Thrivent Community Program funding we received. It was exciting to purchase a new infusion chair for the facility a few months ago, and the timing worked out great to provide gift bags for first time cancer patients right before Christmas. A special thank you to Jessica George and Peggy Sundet for their time volunteering with us to make the project successful!”

For more information on how you can donate the CHI Williston Foundation impacting local health care, contact the Williston Foundation at 701.774.7466.