Evolution Fitness gyms accept donations to comfort cancer patients the month of May

Evolution Fitness is accepting items on behalf of Hope Center to comfort Northwest Indiana cancer patients. Evolution Fitness gyms in Cedar Lake, Lowell and Winfield are collecting items for Hope Center Hope Totes during the month of May.  Donations of new soft hats, adult coloring books, Crayola crayons (8 or 12 count), pens, 5 x 7 journals, travel games and decks of cards will be accepted at each location.  All items must be new.

WP_20160405_008Hope Center volunteers present Hope Totes filled with comfort items to those facing cancer.  The totes are available upon request from the volunteer-run group based in Lowell.  Hope Totes are used by cancer patients during long infusion treatments or hospital stays.

New fleece tied hand-made blankets are also accepted.  Each blanket requires two pieces of two yards of fleece.

Donations for Hope Center will be accepted in Cedar Lake at 13331 Lincoln Plaza Way, in Lowell at 420 E Commercial Avenue or Winfield at 7954 E 108th Avenue during the month of May.

“Cancer is a disease that touches so many in our community,” said owner, Liza Rainey-Bianchi.  “We are delighted to work with Hope Center to support those in our community facing cancer.”

Lowell-based Hope Center offers emotional support and informational resources to those battling cancer in Northwest Indiana. Hope Center offers support groups for the entire family. Hope Center provides educational materials and resource information. Family fun nights are held throughout the year.  All programs are offered free of charge by the non-profit organization.  Hope Center is a ministry of Lowell Church of Christ.  All are welcome.  For more information call (219) 552-1640 or visit http://lcoc-online.org/HopeCenter.