Carrying On the Dream

An organization created by a valiant cancer-fighting woman who this year lost her battle with cancer continues her legacy of giving. Venecia Butler was first diagnosed with cancer in 2006. And, rather than concentrate on her illness, she put all of her love and passion into helping others. She created Venecia’s Foundation. It provides chemo treatment patients with comfort bags and radiation treatment patients with $50.00 gas cards. Today, the foundation visited the RMC Anniston Radiology and left gas cards for patients and also visited the Cancer Care Center of Anniston at McClellan and left 10 gift bags for patients. Venecia’s sister, Randa Carroll says this work of love is a calling. Cancer Care Center of Anniston Clinical Manager Terri Vaughan says the foundation has been giving out the bags for a few years now. And, Venecia would often visit herself. Vaughan says it’s an amazing testimony of what Venecia meant to the community. According to reports, last year the foundation gave nearly 200 comfort bags to chemo patients, more than $4,000 in gas cards to radiation patients, 10 portable DVDs, 10 Sony headphones and 200 DVD movies for the chemo rooms in this region. Donations can be mailed to the foundation at P. O. Box 572, Piedmont 36272 in Venecia’s memory.


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