1. Care Packages
A package of: Steel Magnolias' inspirational and educational material, a Tuesday Bear Hugger comfort package, and a gift from an Avon representative is given to breast cancer patients, the day of surgery at Regional Medical Center. Some care packages are mailed to newly diagnosed patients or patient can come to the Steel Magnolias office.
2. Steel Magnolias Are Praying For You
The Steel Magnolias Correspondent Chaplain is then called. She immediately mails a prayer card, and places your name on the Steel Magnolias' prayer list that will be shared with members at Steel Magnolias Group meetings. Steel Magnolias pray for everyone on the prayer list.
3. Snacks and Water Coolers
Snacks are paid for and delivered to treatment rooms at NEARMC by Steel Magnolias. Water coolers are maintained in Anniston Oncology, Suite 602 of the Physicians Center, and in 4th floor Regional Medical Center Chemo Treatment Room. Payment for service is made to Kyuka Waters by Steel Magnolias.
4. Steel Magnolias Group Meetings
Steel Magnolias and Men of Steel meet once a month in the Private Dining Room of RMC, Anniston, AL. There are no S.M. meetings during July and December. The 4th Tuesday of July is reserved for the New Beginnings Banquet. Active members and active volunteers--by invitation.
5. Steel Magnolias Dining Vouchers
Dining Vouchers are provided for two family members of any cancer patient, in surgery, at North East Alabama Regional Medical Center. Vouchers are redeemable in the RMC hospital cafeteria.
6. Steel Magnolias Pinks Boutique
The Steel Magnolias' Pinks Boutique, is located in the Physician's Center, across from suite 407. It is stocked with Mastectomy Bras, Breast Prosthesis Wigs caps and scarves. These items are free to breast cancer patients. Please call Marti (256) 239-0855. Please contribute your no longer need wigs, mastectomy bras and prosthesis.
7. Steel Magnolias Newsletter
A monthly newsletter, Janurary-November, edited by Lenora Johnson is an inspirational publication, a source of information about upcoming events, news about meetings and Steel Magnolias' activities, a joke page and news about testing and treatments. We invite questions to be answered in the newsletter.
Submit to Lenora@steelmagnoliasinc.org
8. Steel Magnolias Web-Site
www.SteelMagnoliasInc.org is a great source of information and inspiration. Thank you WideNet Consulting!
9. Steel Magnolias ' Physicians Center Office
The Steel Magnolias Office is located in suite 407 of the Physicians Center. Currently, our office is staffed (part time) in the afternoon, by Steel Magnolias volunteers: Every effort is made to have a volunteer, Monday through Friday, in the office. Phone (256) 231-8827
10. Men of Steel
Support Group for husbands and boyfriends of breast cancer survivors and for men who themselves are breast cancer survivors. Meeting each 4th Tuesday, 5:00 p.m., in the RMC Private Dining, Anniston.
Call Jimmy Taylor @ (256) 463-7620
11. Breast Cancer Awareness Program
Girls, grades 7-12 awareness program, taught by volunteer Registered Nurses.
Director, Margaret Taylor
12. Speakers Bureau
Speakers are available for clubs and churches. To schedule a speaker Email Elainejohns@steelmagnoliasinc.org
13. Designated contributions can be made for any of these services. All contributions are used to provide services for local cancer patients, to encourage survivors or to teach early detection. Steel Magnolias is dependent on contributions and fundraisers, as we work to ease the suffering of local cancer patients.
Contributions of old costume jewelry can be carried to the Steel Magnolias office, suite 407 of the Physicians Center. Please call (256) 231-8827. Please mark all contributions "For Steel Magnolias," or Call Marti Warren @ (256) 239-0855
All contributions are appreciated and tax exempt.