NMMC Cancer Care Recognizes Long-time Volunteer
TUPELO, Miss.-North Mississippi Medical Center Cancer Care recently recognized community volunteer Donna Kingsley for her long-term commitment to cancer patients.
Kingsley became involved in raising cancer awareness in 1995, when she joined her sister at a Relay for Life event. The sisters wanted to do something in honor of their grandmother, who had battled colon cancer. Since then, she has been involved in Relay for Life. Then, in 2008, she heard several cancer survivors voicing their desire to have a monthly support group. Kingsley contacted the American Cancer Society, and used their meeting room to start “I Can Cope.” Six months later, the group moved to what was BridgePoint at the time, now NMMC Hematology Oncology.
The group has met monthly ever since – at noon on the second Friday of each month. They typically have a guest speaker, and topics vary – including food choices, inspirational message, medical information about the treatment of cancer, etc. The meetings also include refreshments.
“No matter what, we are there to listen to one another and offer support,” Kingsley says.
Kingsley works for WoodmenLife as a senior administrative assistant in Tupelo.
For more information on the support group, call (662) 213-8478.