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Local Texas Roadhouse Donates Gift Cards to Cancer Patients

Local Texas Roadhouse Donates Gift Cards to Cancer Patients

Individuals in picture from left to right:
Front row: Robin Ly, Texas Roadhouse Representative; Dr. Nelly Aoun, Oncologist, Cancer Center; Germaine Thurmond, Nurse Practitioner, Cancer Center; Susan Trantham, Executive Director, WJH Foundation.
Back row: Chris Breaux, WJH Foundation President; Cancer Center Director Lori Dean, RN; Vanessa Batson, RN, Director, Oncology Service Line; Dr. James Ellis, Oncologist, Cancer Center

Texas Roadhouse presented WJ Hospital Foundation with a generous in-kind donation of more than 200 gift cards to be used in the cancer program at WJMC. The gift meals, are used as part of the celebration activity held following chemotherapy treatment.

In this ceremony, a patient rings a ceremonial bell in the Cancer Center at WJMC while loved ones and caregivers look on, often offering words of encouragement on the cancer journey.

"The generous donation by Texas Roadhouse of gift cards is greatly appreciated by the Cancer Center and the community. We know the patients and their families enjoy sharing a meal at Texas Roadhouse who so graciously provided this heart-warming gesture to congratulate patients on the road to recovery," said Lori Dean, RN, BSN, OCN, Cancer Center Director.