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Candy company donates to Karmanos patients

Farley’s and Sathers Candy recently donated “Soda Poppers” hard candy for Karmanos Cancer Center patients who are undergoing chemotherapy. Patients often munch on candy during their treatment to help with side effects. Approximately 75-100 patients are treated through the Infusion Center every day.

“Candy is a comfort to our patients,” said Tamra Collins, manager of Ambulatory Operations at Karmanos. “It can stimulate appetite, prevent oral dryness or lessen a bitter taste. This generous token can relieve stress and tension and help patients to feel better.”

Infusion Center nurses like Pat Dulong have personally supplied candy for several years because they know how important a small gesture like this can be for a patient while being treated. The nursing and support staff are thrilled with the Farley’s and Sathers donation.

“We are extremely grateful to many corporations and organizations for their support of in-kind services and goods,” said Nick Karmanos, vice president of Development at Karmanos. “Patient morale is extremely important and it is wonderful to see Farley’s and Sathers Candy respond generously.”

If you are interested in donating goods or services to the Karmanos Cancer Institute, or you would like more information on how your corporation can get involved please contact Maureen Bender at (313) 576-8111 or

For more information on Farley’s and Sathers Candies, visit

From left: Catherine Stupnyckyj, RN, Alicia McClendon, MA, Jennifer Land, RN, and Steve Burk, RN.
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