Shop for Cancer Patients, Mothers Opens at Strong Memorial Hospital

Store Offers Accessories for Men, Women and Children

April 03, 2001

The Specialty Shop at Strong, an accessories store for men, women and children undergoing treatment for cancer as well as new mothers opens today at Strong Memorial Hospital. The shop is located near the Main Lobby in Room 1-1226.

The shop, a satellite of A Woman's Place for Special Needs at Highland Hospital Center for Women, offers accessories like hats, scarves, wigs as well as maternity and breastfeeding items. The shop is funded by a donation from the Friedlander Foundation.

"Opening a satellite shop at Strong Memorial Hospital lets us broaden our ability to serve men, women and children during a trying time in their lives," says Louise Criticos of Friends of Strong.

The Specialty Shop at Strong is open weekdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and staffed by volunteers from Friends of Strong. Mary Jo Provenzano R.N., from Highland, will manage the shop, which is a project of Friends of Strong and Highland Hospital Center for Women.

For more information, please call 275-2420 at Strong Memorial Hospital, or 271-4636 for A Woman's Place at Highland Hospital Center for Women.

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