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Update: 17th Celebration Bell Donated by Cancer Survivor

Larry Bridges has vowed to donate 50 bells this year. Watch as he donates the latest 2 bells to the Veteran's Hospital in Oakland


Larry Bridges is making great progress in his goal to donate 50 celebration bells to hospitals and cancer treatment centers in Southwestern Pennsylvania this year.

This week his non-profit Another Shoulder donated bells #16 and #17 to the Veteran's Administration Hospital in Pittsburgh's Oakland neighborhood.

We first told you Larry's story last month (click here to watch).

He's a cancer survivor who found out after he rang a celebration bell at the end of his treatment, many cancer centers don't have them.

The bells are a way for patients to celebrate the conclusion of chemotherapy or radiation with family and the medical staff who treated them.

Larry made a vow to raise enough money to put a bell in as many hospitals in the Pittsburgh area as he could, and to eventually place a bell in a cancer treatment center in every state in the nation. Another Shoulder raises the money, and Larry makes the donations in person.

We were there when he donated bell #11 to the UPMC St. Clair Hospital Cancer Center in February.

Accepting the bell donations for the VA's chemotherapy and radiation units was Jeanne Green, Survivorship Coordinator Hematology/Oncology. Veteran and lung cancer survivor Richard Sorrells from Pittsburgh's Crafton neighborhood performed the ceremonial first ring.

Larry also asked us to remind everyone of his plan for National Cancer Survivors Day, Sunday, June 2.

He wants everyone to set the alarms on their phones to ring simultaneously at noon on that day, and is encouraging churches to ring their bells and even fire departments to blow their sirens in celebration of cancer survivors.

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