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Floyd Warriors provides Easter baskets for kids whose parents are undergoing cancer treatment

Lisa Morahan delivering baskets for the 2011 Project Easter Bunny. Donation boxes for goods that will go in baskets for this year are at various places in the community until March 26.

Lisa Morahan delivering baskets for the 2011 Project Easter Bunny. Donation boxes for goods that will go in baskets for this year are at various places in the community until March 26.

— “It’s quite amazing to see the smiles on the kids’ faces when they get the baskets, and the relief and smiles on the parents’ faces. Itreally makes a world of difference. At The Hope Club we distributed 20 baskets last year. … Lisa has just a wonderful way about her. She’s got such a positive attitude and she just oozes a genuineness and enthusiasm,” she added.

Many support groups exist for cancer patients. What Morahan doest hrough Floyd Warriors provides support in a bit of a different way. Those things that don’t get done if a parent is too tired — like the dishes, cleaning,laundry and cooking — can be major obstacles when cancer is involved. That’s where Floyd Warriors comes in, providing resources and networking to help families when it comes to those day-to-day things that need to get done. She named the organization in reference to the band Pink Floyd, whose album “The Wall” she equates to the battle people fight against cancer.

Project Easter Bunny is but one of the many services that Morahan and her organization networks to provide. She also works to have meals delivered to families and with Simplifying Lives, which offers house cleaning.Everything she does centers around her mission statement, which is “Dinner isDone, Dishes are Clean and the Kids are OK!”

“What Lisa provides is a compliment to the medical care. It’s holistic, not just about the body, but what the spirit needs as well,” said Streifert.

Recipients of baskets this year include The CR Wood Center atGlens Falls Hospital, The Mollie Wilmott Radiation Oncology Center at Saratoga Hospital, The Community Hospice of Saratoga, The Hope Club in Latham, New YorkOncology Hematology of Albany and CRAAB, To Life!

To donate or help with Project Easter Bunny, bring unopened candy and brand new small toys to donate to the following locations between March 12 and 26: The CR Wood Center in Glens Falls Hospital, G.Willikers Toys in Saratoga, The Paddocks of Saratoga, The YMCA of West Ave in Saratoga (no candy at this location, only healthy treats), The Malta Community Center, Bella Rouge at Clifton Park Center and The Hope Club in Latham. For additional information visit: www.floydwarriors.com or call 429-0461.

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