Fairlawn, OH – Stewart’s Caring Place: Cancer Wellness Center welcomed over 60 families who have been touched by cancer in a unique, socially distant, Holiday Drive Thru event this past weekend. The event, hosted over two days, featured multiple “sleigh stops” in the parking lot of the facility. At the various stops, families were able to safely remain in their Christmas PJs in their cars with windows rolled down for fun interaction with the volunteer elves. Families received take home dinner and dessert from City BBQ and Gardner Pie. Children were provided reindeer food and had an opportunity to drop off a letter to Santa.
As the sleighs continued along, bags of gifts and treats from Santa for each child were deposited in the sleighs. 100 Women Strong, a volunteer organization, along with Bulk Apothecary of Aurora, provided large floor poufs, bean bags, and pocket pillows for each child. Santa and Mrs. Claus were on site for socially distant photos, snowflake fist bumps, and smiles. Angel Whorton, who attended the Holiday Drive Thru with her two children and puppy, shared in a social media post: “Thank you Stewart’s Caring Place and City Barbeque for spreading such holiday cheer to our family. I am grateful for you. We could not have done this (cancer) walk without your support, nourishment, counseling, friendships, healing you provided to ALL of us. And the healing still continues.”