Wellmont Cancer Institute To Hold Yard Sale In Kingsport To Support Patient Assistance Fund

KINGSPORT - People looking to clear space in their home or find that long-sought item will have a perfect opportunity to accomplish that mission - and support an excellent program.

The Wellmont Cancer Institute is holding a community yard sale on Saturday, April 12, from 7 a.m.-4 p.m. The event will be held at the Wellmont Medical Associates Oncology & Hematology office at Allandale, 4485 W. Stone Drive.

People who are interested in selling items can reserve space for $30. The deadline to secure a spot is Wednesday, April 9.

The yard sale will benefit the cancer institute's patient assistance fund, which provides financial resources for emergency and personal needs. The fund assists patients who receive compassionate care at the cancer institute's locations in Johnson City, Kingsport, Bristol and Norton, Va.

Sue Lindenbusch, the cancer institute's senior vice president, said organizers look forward to seeing a large crowd at the yard sale. She said participation will demonstrate again how cancer patients in this region do not have to fight cancer alone.

"Patients who have been diagnosed with cancer can experience financial challenges as they recover but continue to show tremendous strength," Lindenbusch said. "This fund is an outstanding method for the community to support our patients so they can focus on recovery.

"We thank everyone who contributes to this fund because it greatly impacts a patient's quality of life."

To reserve a spot in the yard sale, please call 423-578-8550.