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Indian Valley Record Wednesday, Aprii 4, 2012 3A Relay for Life puts money in local pockets Mona Hill Staff Writer mhill@plumasnews.com Many people are under the impression that the money Plumas County Relay for Life raises each June is never seen locally again. Nothing could be further from the truth. Over the years, Plumas County's event has raised more than $1 million. While most of the money goes to the American Cancer Society to fund its programs and re- search, plenty still finds its way back home to Plumas County residents in the form of financial support for can- cer patients. Road to Recovery This winter, volunteers drove Sue Jones, Plumas Hos- pice director, to Reno for radi- ation treatment every day for seven weeks. Initially, Jones planned to drive herself, but soon realized she became too fatigued. Jones said, "It turned out to be a good experience. I en- joyed talking to others." She so enjoyed it that she plans to become a volunteer driver herself. The volunteer drivers re- ceived partial mileage reim- bursement through the ACS' Oakland office. Similarly, the Butte County ACS chapter in Chico offers the same service to patients receiving treat- ment in Northern California as far away as Palo Alto, a 14- hour day. One of Jones' drivers was Brooks Mabry, a longtime vol- unteer driver for the Cancer Society, Veterans Affairs and justabout anyone else who needs a ride. For more than 25 years, Mabry has driven as many as 43 patients to treat- ment, for groceries or other errands. The 82-year-old says he's healthy, able to help and likes doing it. Look Good, Feel Better ACS also offers women (and men) tips to deal with their appearance and the effects of treatment through group workshops for women, one- on-one salon consultations and self-help materials that are available online. In addition, the society's tlc program offers low-cost wigs and headgear to deal with hair loss, as well as a wide va- riety of mastectomy products for use during and after surgery. Both programs are subsi- dized by the ACS. Support services The ACS website (can- cer.org) provides comprehen- sive information for patients and their families about can- cer treatment options, costs, American Cancer Society patient support programs Road to Recovery (tram portation to treatment) Every day, cancer patients need rides to treatment. Some may not be able to drive themselves, and family and friends cannot always help. The Road To Recovery program provides rides to patients who have no way to get to their cancer treatments. tic (hair loss and mastectomy products) Offerings include helpful articles and a line of affordable products made for women with cancer, including wigs, hairpieces, breast forms, bras, hats, turbans, swimwear and accessories. Reach to Recovery (breast cancer support) Women with breast cancer may want to talk to someone who knows what they are feeling -- someone who has "been there." ACS matches patients with individual volunteers who will talk with patients about coping with breast cancer diagnosis and treatment. Man to Man (prostate cancer support) Prostate cancer patients may have many questions. Sometimes even asking for help can be hard. The Man to Man program helps men learn about diagnosis, treatment options, side effects and ways to cope with prostate cancer. I Can Cope (cancer education classes) When diagnosed with cancer, patients and their families will have questions. I Can Cope classes educate them about cancer and their options. Look Good ... Feel Better (assistance with appearance-related side effects of treatment) Sessions, led by trained volunteer cosmetologists, teach women how to cope with skin changes and hal( loss using cosmetics and skin care products donated by the cosmetic industry. Look Good ... Feel Better for Teens (appearance-related help for youth) A unique, free program for teenage cancer patients ages 13 - 17 to help them cope with the changes in their appearance caused by cancer treatment and its side effects. Tell Your Story (sharing program) Share your story and give hope to some- one else facing cancer. Patient Navigator Program (personal cancer guide) Th American Cancer Society Patient Navigator Program connects patients with a patient navigator at a cancer treatment center for a one-on-one talk about their personal circumstances. Call (800) 227-2345 for more information. For complete information, visit cancer.org/ treatment/supportprogra ms/index. Greenville graduate jc,ins Army Alicia Knadler Indian Valley Editor aknadler@plumasnews.com Brennan Rolston, a heli- copter pilot and 1994 graduate of Greenville High School, joined the Army and graduated from basic training out of Fort Jackson in Sg..h Calina. His fath'r','Indian Ci'eek vetvinariaE Doyle Rolston, also served the Army. From 1969 to 1972 he was in Oki: nawa with the Veterinary Corps, where he worked with sentry and guard dogs. Dad was surprised his son was able to come home on leave in the midst of training, and really enjoyed his visit over the winter holidays. Rolston attended college and helicopter pilot training after high school, and was most recently living in Flori- da and working for a major grocery chain. He wanted something bet- ter out of life, so he finally joined the armed forces, like his father before him. Now he is a private first class and hopes his duty will take him to Hawaii, though he knows he will serve wher- ever he is needed. Candidates to speak at forum Republican candidates for the state Senate and Assem- bly seats representing Plumas and Sierra counties will be featured at a forum Saturday, April 14, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Graeagle Fire Hall. Brian Dahle, a Lassen Coun- ty supervisor, and Rick Boset- ti, a Redding city councilman, are vying for the Assembly seat currently held by Dan Logue. Due to redistricting, Logue will no longer represent Plumas and Sierra counties. For the state Senate seat, in- cumbent Ted Gaines will square off against Les Baugh, a Shasta County supervisor. The public is invited to at- tend, and coffee and dessert will be served. Have an announcement? send it here: dfragnoli @plumasnews.com E%ii;:::g ,:.: :: :.::!!::.:!:!:!:.:.: .... :::: : :#:.::::,:::. ;:: =========================== ::: .,', . li%:ii:!i :ii:: :Z ::::::Z/;:i:..::- ............................................... :::', - !i! : : :: J..:: ;::i   :i Indian Creek veterinarian Doyle Rolston attends his son Brennan's graduation from Army basic training out of Fort Jackson in South Carolina. Photo submitted Jeff Finch, Manager Big Box Store PI Now Ava,lable ,n (; Introducing a New Product Li Mobile Entertain1 'ices mncy! ?e :ment Canyon Motor Parts- NAPA 283-0660 (APA 1759 E. Main St., Quincy I T'" T" iFH Fr: 'I T r: FRFI' ITrl] F[ '7II[ F'I'FI FI[IIIIF, II IgTlll11 l111] rr IrT-r illp - r"I Ti I T] ql financial resources and pa- tient assistance. Whether it's counseling, lodging or in-home help, the website answers questions, of- fers advice and lends support to patients and their families. In addition to various on- line forums and education classes, local residents have someone in the county with information. JoAnne Prince, herself a cancer sur- vivor, is the local go-to woman for referral forms. In the last week, she gave forms to three people. A patient support group meets each second Wednes- day of the month, 6 - 7:30 p.m., at Great Northern Hair Co., 458 Main St. in Quincy. Plumas County's Relay for Life is June 23- 24 at the Feather River College track. 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