Loving Arms Support Group and Rho Zeta Omega of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority. Rho Zeta Omega treated the Loving Arms Support Group to a day of pampering.
Photo: For the AJC
Photo: For the AJC

Loving Arms Cancer Outreach

History: Eight years ago, two oncology nurses felt called to fill a gap in cancer care with personal attention and financial support. Loving Arms Cancer Outreach continues to serve cancer patients in seven metro Atlanta counties.

Did you know: The nonprofit hosts an annual Dancing with the Stars of Loving Arms fundraiser. Next year’s event is Sept. 26. Patients undergoing cancer treatment may join a weekly support group, are eligible to receive gift cards for groceries and gas, and can get help with utility bills or mediation assistance. All services and gifts are free.

Its motto: “To provide compassionate assistance in the counties we serve – Bartow, Carroll, Cherokee, Cobb, Douglas, Paulding and Pickens.”

How you can help: Host your own fundraiser for Loving Arms or assist with afternoon teas, bake sales or make a donation. Other ways to assist include in-kind contributions, such as providing lunches for support group meetings or registering Loving Arms Cancer Outreach as a charity of choice on a Kroger card. Cancer survivors who volunteer with Loving Arms provide a good listening ear, hope and encouragement.

To learn more: Visit lovingarms.support or call 770-590-5153.

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