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News from Valerie Lindstrom

LAKE COUNTY — Cheerful Heart is a service in Lake County to help cancer patients in Lake County who are currently in treatment. The non-profit provides non-medical services at no cost to cancer patients. Services include transportation to treatment or medical appointments locally plus in Missoula and Kalispell, running errands, preparing meals, walking dogs, or tasks as requested.  

The organization provides volunteers for the Oncology Clinic in Polson at St. Joseph Medical Center. Volunteers serve soup on Tuesdays at the Polson clinic. St. Luke in Ronan schedules appointments at their infusion center throughout the week. Both clinics carry inventories of head coverings, Knitted Knockers (breast prosthesis) and ComfyChemo shirts available for no charge to patients. 

Cheerful Touch is a personal care program offered by Cheerful Heart to cancer patients currently in treatment. The program includes local cosmetologists and massage therapists offering massages, skin, nail and hair care. Call Cheerful Heart with questions or to schedule an appointment at 406-883-3070. Patients should consult with their doctors before using these services. 

The Cheerful Heart Support Group is currently on hiatus while it reorganizes. 

Cheerful Heart, Inc., a 501c3 non-profit, has served cancer patients in Lake County since 2002. Those with questions or needs can call 406-883-3070. Check out the Cheerful Heart web site at: or email Mailing address for the organization is Cheerful Heart, P.O. Box 688, Polson, MT 59860.

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