Lemons of Love unveils Cancer Resource Center in Mount Prospect

 
Daily Herald report
Updated 7/14/2018 10:44 PM
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  • The founder of Lemons of Love and a 2014 cancer survivor, Jill Swanson, shows off her group's new Cancer Resource Center Saturday at Northwest Highway and Central Road. The center will offer services to patients, survivors, and caregivers.

      The founder of Lemons of Love and a 2014 cancer survivor, Jill Swanson, shows off her group's new Cancer Resource Center Saturday at Northwest Highway and Central Road. The center will offer services to patients, survivors, and caregivers. Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • The founder of Lemons of Love and a 2014 cancer survivor, Jill Swanson, shows off her group's new Cancer Resource Center to Steve Polit of Mount Prospect, a 1994 cancer survivor, at the grand opening on Saturday.

      The founder of Lemons of Love and a 2014 cancer survivor, Jill Swanson, shows off her group's new Cancer Resource Center to Steve Polit of Mount Prospect, a 1994 cancer survivor, at the grand opening on Saturday. Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • The founder of Lemons of Love and a 2014 cancer survivor, Jill Swanson, shows off chemo care boxes filled with things to make hours of getting chemotherapy more tolerable at her group's new Cancer Resource Center, which will offer services to cancer patients, survivors, and caregivers.

      The founder of Lemons of Love and a 2014 cancer survivor, Jill Swanson, shows off chemo care boxes filled with things to make hours of getting chemotherapy more tolerable at her group's new Cancer Resource Center, which will offer services to cancer patients, survivors, and caregivers. Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

Lemons of Love held an open house Saturday at its new headquarters and Cancer Resource Center at 406 W. Central Road in downtown Mount Prospect.

The center expands the mission of Lemons of Love by offering programming and support services to cancer patients, survivors, and caregivers -- while providing space to continue the nonprofit's chemo care package program.

The building, newly renovated with the help of volunteers, will have a designated beauty and spa area so local hairdressers, massage therapists, or makeup artists can volunteer their time to pamper a patient for the day and to allow a private space for chemo head shavings. There also will be a project room where volunteers can help fill bags, take on a project donation, or create happy pictures for the care packages.

For more information, visit lemonsoflove.org.

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