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Easter Bunny Brings Cheer to Families

The Easter Bunny joined forces with the not-for-profit Christmas Without Cancer recently to bring holiday cheer to a total of 16 families by delivering custom-made Easter baskets. Deliveries took place on Saturday, March 25 and Sunday, March 26.

Created and donated by Orland Park resident and Christmas Without Cancer volunteer Maria Stefanos, each age-appropriate Easter basket contained candy, gift cards and goodies, bringing a smile to southland porches. This is the fourth year Stefanos has purchased items and created baskets for delivery to Christmas Without Cancer families. Numerous toys and surprises were also included in the baskets, as well as girl scout cookies. Christmas Without Cancer also hosted an Easter egg hunt at each of the family’s homes for the kids.

Since 2003, Christmas Without Cancer has aided thousands of people across the Chicagoland area by providing holiday gifts, as well as basic necessities to local families that are stricken with cancer. Founded in 2003 by an oncology nurse, the organization quietly identifies and adopts multiple families throughout the year and supplies them with gift cards for groceries, medications, gas, and other “need” items, as well as help with mortgage payments, rent, tuition and travel related expenses for treatment.

For information on Christmas Without Cancer and their efforts, visit www.christmaswithoutcancer.org.

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