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West Plains students donate caps to local cancer patients
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Katie Showalter, left, and Emma Showalter, members of the KAY Club at West Plains High School in Bazine and Ransom, present Jamie Hutchinson, right, director of Heartland Cancer Center, with caps they collected as a community-service project. - photo by Susan Thacker/Great Bend Tribune

Some patients at Heartland Cancer Center are enjoying new caps donated by the KAY Club at West Plains High School in Ransom and Bazine. The head coverings come in handy for those who have lost hair as a result of chemotherapy treatment.
The club’s community service project, called Crazy Caps for Cancer, entailed the collection of new and gently used caps at drop-off points in Bazine, Ransom and Ness City.
“They were then kind enough to distribute the caps to area cancer patients during the Christmas season,” said Jamie Hutchinson, R.N. and director of the Heartland Cancer Center. “All of us deeply appreciate the compassion demonstrated by these high school students. A cap is an uplifting gift and a day-brightener at this difficult time in patients’ lives.”
Heartland Cancer Center is part of the St. Rose Ambulatory & Surgery Center family.