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Sanford Health Cancer Center receives donation from Sterling Drug

Pictured are (from left) Reed Fricke, Sanford Worthington Director of Ancillary Services; Rebecca Bosma, RN, Sanford Health Cancer Center Oncology Nurse Navigator; Teresa Rogers, Sterling Drug Assistant Manager; Joe Anderson, Sterling Drug Pharmacy Manager; Jennifer Weg, Sanford Worthington Executive Director; Sabrina Sowles, CNP, Sanford Health Cancer Center.

WORTHINGTON — The Sanford Health Cancer Center received a donation of nearly $900 this month from Sterling Drug in Worthington as part of a community fundraiser supporting cancer patients.

For the past three years, Sterling Drug has chosen to give its fundraising dollars to a non-profit business associated with breast cancers. It chose Sanford Health Cancer Center in Worthington as the recipient to keep the money local.

The funds were raised during the month of October at Sterling Drug’s Worthington location. As customers paid for their purchases, staff asked them if they would like to round-up their total. Small donations from many customers accumulated to a nearly $900 donation.

“The response was very positive from our customers,” said Joe Anderson, Sterling Drug  pharmacy manager. “All of the Sterling staff would like to thank our patients and customers for their donations, which will go directly to members of our community who may be going through difficult times. We are always looking for ways to impact and support our community, and we believe this fundraiser did just that.”

The funds raised will go toward the purchase of gift cards to be used for travel expenses for cancer center patients.

“We want to thank Sterling Drug for their recent donation to our local cancer center,” said Jennifer Weg, executive director of Sanford Worthington. “A cancer diagnosis touches many parts of a person’s life. This donation from Sterling will allow additional support for patients and their families. We are happy to be the venue to re-gift it to those experiencing appointments and treatments for their cancer care.”