Cancer Alliance of Help & Hope hosted a Thanksgiving food giveaway to more than 100 clients dealing with cancer during this holiday season. These families gathered at the North Fire Rescue Station (300 N. County Rd., Palm Beach) where each family picked up a turkey or ham, apple pie, a $200 gift card, Thanksgiving treats, and stuffed animals to help bring cheer during the holiday season.
Six of Palm Beach’s finest were on hand to make sure that the more than 60 children in attendance had a good time. The children had an opportunity to see the fire rescue trucks and took turns holding on to the firehose as they had their photos taken with the firemen. The children were also surprised by the special appearance of “Tom the Turkey,” who provided another fun photo op.
The firemen, who were all in special protective gear, provided the children with goodie bag and fire hats and assisted the cancer patients to their cars with their turkeys and special giveaways.
The Thanksgiving Giveaway was in partnership with The Town of Palm Beach United Way whose COVID-19 Emergency Grant funded the gift cards. Janet and Mark Levy underwrote the 20-pound turkeys and hams, as well as the stuffed animals and Thanksgiving treats.
“Cancer Alliance is most grateful to The Palm Beach United Way and to Janet and Mark Levy who have been a godsend to our families with cancer during the Covid-19 pandemic,” said Stanton Collemer, CEO of Cancer Alliance. “During the past seven months, Janet and Mark not only underwrote the Thanksgiving Giveaway, but provided more than 1,500 meals to local families who are not only dealing with cancer in their lives but who are also dealing with the stressful times of COVID-19.”