Jackie Finnigan’s 27-year-old son-in-law was treated at Goshen Center for Cancer Care for a type of terminal cancer. Her experience at the cancer center, along with the exceptional care her family received, inspired a spirit of giving – not only within Finnigan, but also in those around her.
In October 2017, Finnigan and her colleagues at Lippert Components, Plant 39, donated $5 each to wear pink to work. That year, she and Wendy Isaacs, a fellow employee at Lippert, presented the cancer center with a check for $428. The generosity continued this year as they chose to raise money and donate to the cancer center again. Their goal was to raise $1,000. Instead of only having a pink out day, they also had popcorn, cookies and treats set up with a donation jar. This past week they presented a check for $1,773 from their efforts.
“Lippert employees are excited their funds are staying local and want to continue this fundraising annually,” Finnigan says. “We plan to form a committee just for this purpose. We will continue to raise money in 2019 with all proceeds going to the cancer center. Next year, we even plan to raise the bar!”
This extraordinary giving is evidence of the community’s generosity and of the compassionate care provided at Goshen Center for Cancer Care.
Wendy Isaacs, Dr. Ebenezer Kio, Medical Oncologist at the cancer center, Jackie Finnigan and Kelly Hattery, Nurse Manager at the cancer center