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Local Sorority Donates Blankets to Cancer Patients


Albany, Ga. – As part of their commitment to community service, members of Delta Sigma Theta sorority donated around 150 blankets to the Phoebe Cancer Center. “We appreciate this thoughtful donation. Our patients love the blankets,” said Lori Nurmi, Clinical Director, Phoebe Oncology Services. “The blankets are so soft, and we’ve already been giving them out for patients to take home with them to use as they go through treatment.”

“We call them our blankets of love, and we hope they will give comfort to cancer patients,” said Chiquita Greene, 1st Vice President, Delta Sigma Theta. “We also want to raise awareness about cancer screenings. Early detection saved me, and we want our community to be aware about the need for mammograms and other cancer screenings.”

Delta Sigma Theta was founded on Jan. 13, 1913 at Howard University in Washington, DC. The sorority has 230 members in Albany, and the local chapter’s donation to the Phoebe Cancer Center was in recognition of the group’s 107th anniversary. “Community service is what we do. We do projects year-round, but we always make sure we do something to serve our community to celebrate our founding,” said Yolanda Fields, 2nd Vice President, Delta Sigma Theta.

The Phoebe Cancer Center offers a complete continuum of cancer care from diagnosis to treatment to recovery. It is accredited by the American College of Surgeons’ Commission on Cancer with Commendations and by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers. It is also a Lung Cancer Alliance Screening Center of Excellence and an American College of Radiology Breast Imaging Center of Excellence.

Photo (L-R): Paulette Cooper, Sorority Member; Yolanda Fields, Sorority 2nd VP; Chiquita Greene, Sorority 1st VP; Brenda Kay Williams, Sorority Member; Sharee Downs, Hematology/Oncology Team Leader; Keisa Mansfield, Clinical Research Manager; Lori Nurmi, Oncology Services Clinical Director; Ursula Mathis-Dennis, Oncology Quality Director.