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Gift Shop Now Carries Cancer Girl Greeting Cards

10/9/2015

New "Cancer Girl" Greeting Cards

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Cancer Girl cards are now available at Scotland County Hospital/Scotland County Care Center Gift Shop, located at the South Main Entrance of Scotland County Hospital in Memphis, MO.

The cards are created by a Minnesota native, Kathy Honey-Murphy, a woman diagnosed with stage 3A breast cancer in August 2011 at the age of 49, and are designed to bring cancer patients comfort and a laugh.  Honey-Murphy went through eight rounds of chemotherapy, 28 radiation sessions and a double mastectomy with reconstruction.

 “When you receive a diagnosis of cancer, you learn one thing right away, people do not know what to say and it is always the elephant in the room,” Honey-Murphy wrote in the product information sent to Gift Shop Manager/Buyer, Alisa Kigar.  Honey-Murphy said, “I decided that I was going to have a good attitude (most days) and would try to find the humor in what I was going through.  I posted humorous observations on my Facebook page and realized quickly that if I found humor in my situation, it put others at ease."

The Cancer Girl greeting cards include cartoon illustrations based on her personal experiences and are appropriate for both men & women.  Many of these unique & funny greeting cards are from Honey-Murphy's cancer journey.  Her goal, for the line of greeting cards, is to bring a distraction, a smile and a laugh to cancer patients (and caregivers), even if for only a moment.  For more information about Cancer Girl, visit www.cancergirlllc.com or at www.facebook.com/Cancergirlllc.

The cards, in the Gift Shop, retail between $2.99 & $3.99.  The Gift Shop is open Monday - Friday from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. and closed on holidays.  The Gift Shop is operated by the SCH/SCCC Auxiliary and staffed by volunteers from the Auxiliary and community.  The Gift Shop carries a variety of unique gifts for both men and women, as well as unique candies including gourmet truffles & caramels.  The shop carries a line of soybean wax candles made near Burlington, IA; everyday greeting cards made in Chicago; ladies accessories such as scarves, handbags and jewelry; sports teams items from Mizzou to SC Tigers and Schuyler County Rams; and  home decor and handmade items such as embroidered tea towels and pillow slips made by Auxiliary members.  The Gift Shop also has gift certificates available.  The Gift Shop will have an Open House on Thursday, October 22, 2015, from 7 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. in conjunction with the Jewelry Is Fun Sale that will be held that day in the Hospital's Library Conference Room.

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