Young cancer patients treated to Georgetown shopping spree

Publication Date: 
Thu, 04/27/2017

Several young girls fighting life-threatening diseases took a break from the hospital today. They enjoyed a Georgetown shopping spree, racking up hundreds of dollars’ worth of clothing!

But this was more than just retail therapy. It was an escape from chemotherapy, needle pricks, doctors and nurses for a group of hematology and oncology patients. It was all organized by the Hope for Henry Foundation, which offers incentives to kids for complying with sometimes painful procedures and medical treatments.

“When you get a diagnosis of cancer, it's not a couple hours in the hospital - or a couple days - it is years,” said Laurie Strongin, Hope for Henry’s CEO.

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