KGMI News Reporting
By Mike Curtiss
BELLINGHAM, Wash. – A local grassroots group has formed to help employees of the Bellingham Public School system who are battling cancer.
The Bellingham Cancer Awareness Project is a collaboration of students and community members whose aim is to raise funds to help school employees on extended cancer treatment pay for their medical expenses.
Kathy Dooley with the project says it was started to help Squalicum High School teacher Mark Parish pay for his cancer treatment.
A concert held in May called “One Voice” at Squalicum High School raised more than $5,000 for the project.
The Bellingham Cancer Awareness Project is part of the Saint Lukeâ€™s Foundation Laurendeau Cancer Care fund, which helps local cancer patients who aren’t eligible for public assistance or do not have the funds to pay for their medical care.
Donations can be made through the St. Lukeâ€™s Foundation by sending a check made payable to:
SLF/Bellingham Cancer Awareness Project
P.O. Box 5641 Bellingham, WA 98227
Project representatives can be reached at BellinghamCancerAwarenessProj1@gmail.com