Jersey fund brings comfort to cancer patients

CALUMET, Mich. (WLUC) - Calumet students and Aspirus Keweenaw Hospital partner again to support local cancer care. The Jersey Fund helps bring comfort to oncology patients during their care. Students raise money through jersey silent auctions during sports games. Proceeds are used to create comfort kits with items like Gatorade, crossword puzzles and blankets.

"Comfort is big for anybody. If we are going through a major life event such as cancer diagnosis and treatment we obviously can't control some things but if we can help with alleviating any sort of annoyances or any helping with comfort, at least we are doing something," said Oncologist service line director Jessica Bessner.

Students will raise funds during the Calumet Copper Kings varsity boys hockey game tomorrow. A second auction is during the varsity girls basketball game Thursday.