Buddy Check June 2012: Candy's Place Helps Cancer Patient

Published 06/28 2012 12:39PM

Updated 06/28 2012 07:08PM

Forty Fort, Luzerne County -- Candy's Place located along Welles Street here has helped thousands of cancer patients and their loved ones for years. But they can only provide free services with the help of donations and fundraisers.

One of their biggest fundraisers is coming up on July 22nd. It's the third annual fashion show at the Woodlands in Plains Township.

Betty Leo of Wilkes-Barre says she'll be attending for the second straight year with hundreds of others. She was diagnosed with breast cancer in December of 2010. She had a lumpectomy and was about to start radiation when she found another lump in her other breast. Following her lumpectomy, Leo started a personal training program at Candy's Place. That's one of several free services provided -- along with massages, facials, reiki, support groups, counseling, and more.

If you'd like to learn more about Candy's Place or sign up for the fashion show, click here. Organizers encourage you to register ASAP, as the event has sold out in its first two years.

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