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Betty Lewis, from the Grove City Cancer Thrift Shop, presents a $24,000 check to Chuck Gehring, president of LifeCare Alliance.

The Grove City Cancer Thrift Shop made its annual donation to the Columbus Cancer Clinic, a LifeCare Alliance agency, despite the pandemic.

Betty Lewis, president of the Grove City Cancer Thrift Shop, located at 3684 Garden Court in Grove City, presented the check totaling $24,000 to the Columbus Cancer Clinic representatives.

“I cannot express the sincere gratitude that I feel receiving this donation for the clients of the Columbus Cancer Clinic,” said Chuck Gehring, president and CEO of LifeCare Alliance. “This was an unprecedented year – dealing with the effects of COVID-19 and the temporary closure – this donation will be used to help the clients living with active cancer with transportation to and from their treatments, to prevent shut-off notices of unpaid utility bills, medication assistance, and mortgage and rental payments. This donation will keep our clients in their homes and preventing them from becoming homeless. In essence, this is a blessing.”

The Grove City Cancer Thrift Shop is powered by volunteers who operate every facet of the business. If you are interested, contact LifeCare Alliance at 614-444-6325, visit www.lifecarealliance.org, or visit the shop to discuss your experience and expertise, as well as to fill out an application. The Grove City Cancer Thrift Shop is recruiting individuals, companies, social clubs, and schools to serve as volunteers. The Columbus Cancer Clinic is generously supported by The Grove City Cancer Thrift Shop, which dedicates countless hours to raising funds for the clinic. For 50 years, the Grove City Cancer Thrift Shop has been in business and has raised and donated nearly $1.1 million in support of cancer patients.

The Grove City Cancer Thrift Shop accepts donations of gently used items. The listed hours are temporary due to the novel coronavirus pandemic and are Thursdays 12 to 4 p.m., and Saturdays 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Founded in 1921, the Columbus Cancer Clinic is the first screening and detection facility in the United States. It provides education about cancer prevention and early detection, head-to-toe cancer screenings and examinations and mammograms, regardless of an individual’s ability to pay. To learn more about the services provided by the Columbus Cancer Clinic, visit www.lifecarealliance.org.

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