Pooler Lion’s Club donates items to children battling cancer

Club donates items to kids battling cancer

POOLER, GA (WTOC) - Friday is International Childhood Cancer Day.

The annual global campaign raises awareness about childhood cancer every Feb. 15.

Friday, children in one Savannah hospital got a very special surprise. A trolley filled with gifts showed up right in front of Memorial Health’s Dwaine & Cynthia Willett Children’s Hospital.

The special gifts are being donated by the Pooler Lions Club. The club collected over 1,000 items from local businesses and the community for months - just for this special day.

“As a mom of a cancer patient here, it has been so meaningful during our journey to be the recipients of so many other peoples’ gifts; the blankets, the pillows, the slippers, the toys," said Karla Italiano.

According to the World Health Organization, each year, more than $300,000 children are diagnosed with cancer around the world.

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