Cancer Group Has Spoken to a Million Students in Inland Empire
INLAND EMPIRE—The Inland Empire Nu-Voices (IENV) Association, a head and neck cancer non-profit outreach organization, is holding their annual yard sale from sun-up to sundown on Saturday, August 31 and Sunday, September 1, 2013. The IENV is currently collecting donations with convenient drop-off points in Colton and Riverside. Funds raised support volunteers who speak to local students on the dangers of tobacco use, which often results in cancer. The volunteers have spoken to more than one million students in elementary and high schools about the dangers of tobacco use, over the past several years.
All donated merchandise should be in usable condition for the next owner. Items might include furniture, bikes, radios, clothing, kitchen appliances, stereos, televisions, DVD players, VCRs, CD players, computers and software, toys, games, tableware and dishes, power and hand tools, table and floor lamps, jewelry, wall décor/pictures and storage cabinets or dressers.
The Nu-Voices Association is made up of survivors who have lost their voice box (larynx), tongue or esophagus to cancer, illness or wounds. Nu-Voice members work closely with the Inland Empire and Desert Palms Offices of the American Cancer Society, American Heart & Lung Associations and with the International and California Associations of Laryngectomees. The volunteers have spoken to more than one million students in elementary and high schools about the dangers of tobacco use, over the past several years.
The Yard Sale will take place on Sept. 1 and 2 at 4152 Locust St. in Riverside. For details or drop off points, please call Don Layton at (951) 686-2502, and remember that he speaks with an electronic voice due to his laryngectomy cancer surgery.