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‘Paddle Party’ raises money for gift cards for cancer patients – WBNG |

‘Paddle Party’ raises money for gift cards for cancer patients – WBNG

NEWARK VALLEY (WBNG) – A “Paddle Party” in Newark Valley was held Sunday at the Newark Fire Hall to help raise money for cancer patients in need.

Local businesses helped pitch in by selling clothes, jewelry, kitchen accessories and more to help raise money for gas and grocery gift cards for cancer patients.


The event organizer, Christine Phillips, is a cancer survivor who says this helps raise awareness of the big needs in the cancer community.

“Some people come in for a six hour treatment, they can’t even afford their own lunch because they just don’t have it or people come in in a taxi cab, they don’t have anybody to hold their hand during treatment, Phillips explained. “So just to be able to give them a gas card or a lunch voucher, puts a smile on their face and it makes their day a lot better than when they started out in the morning.”

Participants could also enter in a raffle for gift baskets and prizes.

All of the gas and grocery gift cards will be donated to Broome Oncology.

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