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Lehan Drugs’ donation benefits foundation’s mammography fund

January 28, 2017 GMT

Lehan Drugs in DeKalb recently donated $6,374.92 raised from a quilt raffle and the Daisy Dash 5K to the KishHealth Foundation’s mammography fund.

“Every October, which is breast cancer awareness month, we have different events going on for our customers,” Sally Smoltich, board certified mastectomy fitter for Lehan Drugs, said in a news release. “Three years ago, we began raffling off the Lehan Cares Quilt and the Daisy Dash two years ago to help raise funds for KishHealth.”

“We chose to give to the mammography fund so no one has to go without getting a mammogram, no matter the person’s financial circumstances,” Smoltich said in the release. “The Daisy Dash got its name because one of the original owners’ wife was diagnosed with breast cancer and her favorite flower was the daisy. We wanted the Dash to be a family-friendly community event which is why we start and end in our parking lot on Fourth Street and the route encompasses the neighborhood.”

The quilt is made by Carey Likens, who is a friend of a Lehan’s employee, and who generously donated the quilt. During Lehan’s Women’s Health Week, the quilt travels from the Sycamore Ladies Night Out event in June to Lehan’s Fourth Street location, to local Northwestern Medicine locations including the KishHealth Physician Group in Sycamore and the KishHealth Cancer Center in DeKalb, and then back to the store where employees pick the winner.

For information, visit kishfoundation.org and nm.org.