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The SHCCF has several ongoing projects that benefit children at Blair E. Batson, Mississippi's only children's hospital:
No Mo Chemo! The SHCCF donated two bells that cancer patients ring when they are finally done with their chemotherapy. This bell signals the end of an often grueling time, and the beginning of life as a cancer survivor. Shown is child life specialist Ashley, holding one of the two bells donated.
SHCCF also donates one of
these beautiful books to patients:
Seth Harris Childhood Cancer Foundation
PO Box 1286
Bay Springs, MS 39422
SHCCF collects and delivers candy at Halloween and toys at Christmas yearly, as well as emergency overnight kits for unexpected hospital stays. We also keep a Keurig station supplied for the patients and parents on the cancer floor and routinely stock a snack basket. If you would like to donate items for these kits, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange for your donation. Here are a few of the items we need:
*Trial size shampoo, deodorant, toothbrush, toothpaste, etc.
*ITunes gift cards (for tween and teen patients)
*McDonald and Subway gift cards (the only non-hospital food at BEB)
*Keurig K-cups-all varieties
*Infant and children sized socks and t-shirts (new, in package)
*Quality tissue (Super soft or with lotion varieties)
*Coloring books and art supplies
*New toys, books
*Individually packaged snacks (granola bars, fruit snacks, chips)
Virtually everyone in the world in some way will be touched by cancer. The work of The Seth Harris Childhood Cancer Foundation (SHCCF) continues to give families of patients at Blair E. Batson Children’s Hospital support while loved ones are going through treatment. The foundation supplies the children’s hospital with snacks, Kleenex, overnight care packages (consisting of travel size toiletries), arts and craft items, coffee and more on an ongoing basis. However, the most recent donation came in the form of a stackable washer and dryer which was placed on 3C, the in-patient childhood cancer floor. The Harris family remembers how helpful it was to have the luxury of being able to wash laundry when Seth’s hospital stay was for days or weeks at a time. So when Dawn Harris was contacted about the washer and dryer being out of operation for nearly three weeks, she went straight to Alexander’s in Bay Springs. Thanks to William Alexander and Carr Alexander for working with the foundation to make the purchase easy. It’s the little things that make a huge difference when families are dealing with the most horrible time in their lives.
Pictured (Right): Seth's Dad and Sister, Chad and Saydee Harris, delivering hope at BEB.