Holiday Shopping Events hosted two free Holiday Shopping events for local cancer patients and their families recently, one was held at Saint Vincent Cancer & Wellness Center in Worcester and another at the American Legion in Oxford.  The event assisted 41 families from 15 towns throughout the MA and CT region.

Players along with the coaching staff of the Holy Cross Women’s Volleyball team joined volunteers to provide an afternoon of warmth, smiles, holiday music, and good cheer while acting as personal shopping elves.  They helped patients currently undergoing treatment as they perused a vast assortment of gift items and made their selections.  The ‘elves’ wrapped the gifts as their ‘shoppers’ rested while enjoying hot cider and cookies.

This event, which was provided at no cost to those attending, was made possible through the generous donations of new merchandise from Charming Charlie stores, small local shops, and individuals.   Walmart provided wrapping paper, gift bags and other holiday essentials. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that provides integrative therapies and services, at no cost to cancer patients, in South Central New England.  For more information visit

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