HEAVEN CAN WAIT and Assistance League of Bend

Assistance League of Bend has been a participating vendor at the annual Heaven Can Wait 5K walk/run since 2014. This event draws hundreds together with a shared mission to raise funds for Sara’s Project, a fund of St. Charles Foundation. Sara’s Project provides education, early detection and support services to ease the challenges of breast cancer for people in Central and Eastern Oregon.

The 2023 event was held on Sunday, October 1, at the Redmond High School football stadium. Assistance League members distributed over two hundred free handmade hats, “knitted knocker” breast prostheses, comfort shawls, and therapeutic lavender warming pillows  to cancer patients and survivors.

Since its inception, our long-term Hats & More program has supplied thousands of hats, “knitted knockers” and comfort shawls to the infusion centers located at St. Charles and Summit Health, as well as to participants at the annual Heaven Can Wait event.

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