Prairie Lakes Healthcare Foundation Donates New Bell to the Prairie Lakes Cancer Center

Wednesday, October 27, 2021

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Prairie Lakes Cancer Center Bell
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On October 27th, 2021 Prairie Lakes Cancer Center held the unveiling of the Cancer Center’s new Bell. With a generous donation from the Prairie Lakes Healthcare Foundation, the Cancer Center was able to purchase a bell to help cancer patients celebrate their accomplishments and journey milestones.

Jennifer Pletan, Cancer Center Director says, “the bell gives patients an opportunity to celebrate today.  The celebration may be the completion of treatment, good news the patient received or a personal milestone accomplished.  This is one chapter in the patient’s life that they want to celebrate and we are here to help them do so. “

The bell, which is mounted on a wall plaque in the Cancer Center, is accompanied with the inscription: Ringing this bell signals the close of one chapter and the start of another.  I ring this for all I have endured; celebrating today and for my future.”  

Dan Raderschadt, President of the Prairie Lakes Healthcare Foundation says “on behalf of the Prairie Lakes Healthcare Foundation, we are proud to sponsor the new Cancer Center Bell.  It is our hope that as cancer patients ring the bell, they will find a renewed strength knowing they are not alone as they embark on the start of their new chapter!”

The Prairie Lakes Healthcare System Cancer Center offers advanced oncology treatment care and convenience care close to home. Led by physicians specializing in hematology, medical and radiation oncology, our highly skilled health professionals offer many levels of expertise in areas such as radiation, chemotherapy, nutrition, education and emotional well-being. Advanced radiation and chemotherapy services at the Prairie Lakes Cancer Center provide oncology patients the most sophisticated cancer treatment in the region and each cancer patient is offered an individualized treatment plan and variety of support services such as: social workers, dietitians, pastoral care and support groups. 

The mission of the Prairie Lakes Healthcare Foundation is, “Healthcare is a vital component of a community’s quality of life. Prairie Lakes Healthcare Foundation exists to raise funds with which to support and advance the health services available to the Watertown area through Prairie Lakes Healthcare System.”

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Written by Lisa Dahl, Foundation Director
Last modified on Wednesday, October 27, 2021