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Forum staff reports, Published May 06 2009

Local YMCA to host Jean Bags event May 16

The YMCA of Cass and Clay Counties’ AmeriCorps program will host Jean Bags for Cancer Patients from 8:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. May 16 at the downtown YMCA location.

Participants will use blue jeans donated from area thrift stores to make bags for the American Cancer Society and the Roger Maris Cancer Center.

The bags are filled with information and donations to assist community members undergoing chemotherapy or who have recently completed treatment.

Sewing experience is not needed. Volunteers who are able to bring portable sewing machines are needed.

For more information, call Meghan Tegtmeier at (701) 364-4147.