Kentucky CancerLink will be closed on Thursday, November 24 and Friday, November 25 in observance of Thanksgiving.  

We will reopen on Monday, November 28 at 9:00 am.

We hope that everyone has a safe and happy holiday!

We are thankful for you all!
Kim Blakeman, Certified Patient Navigator
A Day In the Life of a Kentucky CancerLink Patient Navigator 

Each person that calls Kentucky CancerLink has a special story.  As a Certified Patient Navigator, it's my privilege to be a part of that story and help them in any way that I can.

From time to time, however, there is a story that truly touches my heart.  Recently, I received a call from a sweet lady named Theresa.  She is a cancer survivor and has completed her treatment, but has a very big problem.  Due to reasons unknown, her hair never grew back after her treatment.  She had patches of hair, but she was extremely disheartened that it did not return the way that it should have.... like it had for others.

She came into the office and we went into the Patient Services Room and she asked me to look away, that she did not want me to see her.  I was able to reassure her that she is beautiful regardless and that I was here to help.  We both had a moment of tears and got to work finding her a wig. 

Through the course of our visit, I realized that it was her birthday, so I made an extra effort to have our staff come and sing happy birthday to her.  Again, the tears came freely.  We did not find a wig that she felt comfortable with, but we were determined to keep working.

Our intern, Monique, is going to graduate in December with a degree in Public Health from EKU, but is also a hairdresser.  Her mother passed away from cancer, and Monique had kept the wigs that she wore.  We made a special appointment for Theresa to come back and Monique was able to give her the wigs that ended up being a great solution!

It's always a joy to be able to fulfill our mission and help make someone's day a little brighter.

Blessings,
Kim 



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Full Hearts!!

Thank you to these lovely ladies for keeping our heart pillows going!  We love to see their smiling faces!  

We give these pillows to clients and it always gives such comfort.

We thank them so much for thinking of Kentucky CancerLink and giving their time and talents!

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THANK YOU!

In the last month Kentucky CancerLink has received AMAZING support from:

Thomson R. Bryant, Jr. and Betty R. Bryant Fund at Blue Grass Community Foundation
The United Way of Southeastern Kentucky
The Benton Woman's Club
PizzAroma (Owensboro)


If you are able to support the Kentucky CancerLink mission, call 859.309.1700 or visit www.kycancerlink.org!  
Benefit Mobile
Shop and Give Back

Kentucky CancerLink has partnered with Benefit as a fundraising solution. It is free to members and free to Kentucky CancerLink. Benefit is a free iPhone or Android phone app that can be used to pay for your everyday purchases such as groceries, clothes, home goods, and more. You can pay on site at the store or online. 
 
A portion of your purchase goes directly back to Kentucky CancerLink. Retailers include Lowe's, Amazon, Target, Starbucks, and many more! For instance, buy $300 worth of golf equipment at Callaway online, and $60 goes back to Kentucky CancerLink. Download the app and add Kentucky CancerLink as your beneficiary to start giving. 
 

Find more information in the app or at  www.benefit-mobile.com
Feel free to forward this email to family and friends. The more people who participate, the more funds we will raise! Thank you!!

Support us when you shop on Black Friday, Cyber Monday and Giving Tuesday!  #StartWithaSmile at smile.amazon.com/ch/26-2704188 and Amazon donates to Kentucky Cancerlink.
End of Year Donation

If you are looking for ways to give at the end of 2016, please consider Kentucky CancerLink.  Your donation will provide support to Kentuckians in need of cancer screenings or on a cancer journey.

UNTIL there is a cure for cancer, Kentuckians need help TODAY!


Support Kentucky CancerLink!

Visit  www.pilleauxtalk.com and choose the perfect holiday gift!

Entire st ore is already discounted 20%!
Enter promo code CANCERLINK to receive FREE shipping!
For custom orders, submit artwork to
Visit www.pilleauxtalk.com  to check out all their 
unique  pillow collections!
Click here to check out 
Kentucky CancerLink's updated brochure! 

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Kentucky CancerLink
2425 Regency Road, Suite B
Lexington, KY 40503
(859) 309-1700
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