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For Immediate Release:
December 09, 2016
Media Contact:
Lidia Amoretti



Ellen Wilborn, Women’s Cancer Association at the University of Miami, Barton-Ravlin Chapter; oncology patients.


For the past 50 years, Ellen Wilborn has been spreading holiday cheer to cancer patients at Jackson Memorial Hospital – a mission she started at age 29 when she became a member of the Woman’s Cancer Association at the University of Miami, Barton-Ravlin Chapter.

Every year, Ellen and members of Barton-Ravlin Chapter go to every patient room, handing out goodie bags that include blankets, hair scarves, magazines, jewelry, cosmetics and other items the patient may need during their hospital stay.

“This is a great time of the year to cheer cancer patients,” said Ellen Wilborn, volunteer. “We call this our Christmas party. This is the time when we get to meet patients one-on-one, and have a direct impact on their lives.”

The primary objective of the chapter is to support the Woman’s Cancer Association’s mission to raise funds for cancer research at UM Miller School of Medicine, Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, meet immediate needs of cancer patients, and participate in cancer education programs.

The group will tour Jackson’s West Wing 12 and Holtz Children’s Hospital 7B and handout 50 goodie bags.

When: December 12, 2016, 10:00 a.m.

Jackson Memorial Hospital
Ira C. Clark Diagnostic Treatment Center
In the corner of 12th avenue and N.W. 19th street
Miami, FL 33136

Editor's Note:

Notes: A representative of public relations will meet media in the lobby of DTC at 9:45am. Media can park outside of DTC.

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Jackson Health System
1611 N.W. 12th Avenue Miami, FL 33136