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Drake State partners with local groups to collect blankets for breast cancer patients

The 'Wrapped in Love' initiative aims to help women undergoing treatments.

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — Drake State Community and Technical College is continuing its 'Wrapped in Love' initiative to support patients battling breast cancer. 

For Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the college has partnered with several local organizations to collect blankets for patients going through chemotherapy treatments at the Clearview Cancer Institute.

“Breast cancer patients often experience chills during treatments and could use a blanket” said Drake State Student Success Specialist Tiffany Green. “Unfortunately, a blanket may not be available to keep them warm. I want everyone who is dealing with cancer to feel a layer of comfort and care during this challenging season.”

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Anyone interested in donating a blanket can do so at one of the initiative's blanket collection boxes. Donations are being accepted throughout the month. 

Collection boxes are located at Drake State, Barre3 Huntsville, Zoom Indoor Cycling, Twickenham Nutrition, and Weichert Realtors. 

Donated blankets should be new and soft as the skin can be sensitive from chemotherapy treatments. The last day to donate is Tuesday, October 25.

For a complete list of Breast Cancer Awareness events at Drake State please visit the college's website.

About Drake State Community & Technical College

Drake State Community & Technical College offers flexible, affordable university-transfer and technical degrees, certificates, adult and continuing education, and customized skills training to fulfill the diverse workforce needs of employers. 

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