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Without support from individuals, organizations, corporations, and foundations, the WVU Cancer Institute could not continue operating as West Virginia's premier cancer facility with a national reputation of excellence in cancer treatment, prevention, and research.
What started with a small gift between friends has now evolved into the larger “gift of humanity.” Lemons of Love was started in 2014 after the founder, Jill Swanson Peltier, was diagnosed with Stage III Colon Cancer. Jill had received a small goodie bag from a friend with a few items that were meant to help her through her chemotherapy treatment. Touched by the kindness and thoughtfulness of this gift, she knew that this was something that everyone starting their battle with cancer should receive. Jill envisioned being able to give others the same support that she received, in the form of a simple gift that makes a big impact.
WVU Cancer Institute patient and cancer survivor Erin Dunmire's journey gives hope and inspiration to others diagnosed with glioblastoma multiforme.
After undergoing surgery in 2011 where Dr. Julian Bailes removed a lemon-sized tumor from her brain, Dunmire has now been cancer-free for over eight years.
On April 18, the WVU Cancer Institute received a generous donation of 120 chemo care kits dropped off by Robert Colabianchi and Keeley Humberson, founders of KBs Chemo Care Kits.