Jackson Hospital Physician Practices Support the Lydia Project

1/10/2014

The Lydia Project is a service providing support for woman coping with cancer that is now available here at Chipola Surgical and Medical Specialties. There have already been 125 totes that Chipola Surgical and Medical Specialties (Oncology) have received for female cancer patients in need of support. The Lydia Project provides free services to women facing any type of cancer. The Lydia Project provides hand-written encouragement letters monthly to coping women. Every patient also receives a handmade tote made my Project Lydia volunteers that is filled with comforting items.

Chipola Surgical and Medical Specialties of Jackson Hospital this year took it upon themselves to sell breast cancer awareness t-shirts in order to raise money for The Lydia Project. Chipola Surgical and Medical Specialties raised a total of $471.63 to donate to The Lydia Project.

The Mission of The Lydia Project is to serve women facing cancer by providing hand-crafted tote bags, prayer and ongoing support.
The Lydia Project is a grassroots 501©3 non-profit charity begun by a group of August, GA businesswomen in 2003. The project is named for Lydia, who appears just briefly in the Bible. (Acts 16: 14-15). She was a successful businesswoman in the trade of purple cloth. Using her gifts, Lydia extended a hand to those in need. In the same way, Lydia’s purple-handled totes include a network of support and are monogrammed with “faith” “hope” or “love”~ ensuring women and their families are not alone during such a devastating time.

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If you would like more information about this topic or an interview please call Katharine at 850-718-2696 or email her at kdozier@jackhosp.org.

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