By Theresa Edwards Makrush
A group of fifth grade students from the Boys & Girls Club of Northeast Florida stopped by with a special delivery for patients: pink envelopes with letters of encouragement and pink candies. The children each carried a pink balloon as they walked several blocks from their building to the Institute. Brad Robbert, director of patient services, welcomed them and thanked them for their act of kindness.
Parent volunteer Natasha Owens said she was inspired to coordinate the community outreach because of a friend who was being treated for breast cancer at the Institute. She said the project would teach the children about community service and they hoped to bring a smile to the patients.