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The elderly bring Christmas cheer to kids with moms who are battling breast cancer

It’s like Christmas Day for Diane Jarzzynka.  But the gifts around the Country Meadows Christmas tree aren’t for Diane and her friends…they’re for children in Central Pennsylvania whose mothers are spending thousands of dollars on breast cancer treatments.

Brian Gaughan, of “Pink Hands of Hope”, says, “We were going through this during Christmas time, so this really hits home with us because we went through $23,000.  How are we supposed to buy presents for Christmas and birthdays?”

Gaughan’s wife is a breast cancer survivor.  The gifts collected will be donated to his non-profit, “Pink Hands for Hope.”

Gaughan says, “You don’t know how big this is.  This is going to put smiles on little kids faces on Christmas morning.”

In return, smiles like Diane’s complete Christmas in July.

Janie McKenna, of Country Meadows, says, “It’s a reason to get out of bed in the morning and it just serves a great purpose.  They to love help people and make new friends.”


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