Health & Wellness

Volunteers Take Cancer Celebration Bell on the Road

The traveling bell helps cancer survivors celebrate with each other, wherever they are!


Lots of women and men are able to experience the joy of ringing a Celebration Bell when they complete their final round of treatment for cancer. But many others don't get to celebrate in that way because their cancer treatment facility doesn't have a bell.

This weekend, a group of breast cancer survivors got that chance -- and shed a few tears -- when the group Another Shoulder brought their traveling celebration bell to the Breast Cancer Awareness Bash at an American Legion Auxiliary in Hookstown, a small community just west of Pittsburgh.

You may remember Another Shoulder from our previous stories, about how the founder Larry Bridges raises money to buy bells and donates them to treatment facilities that don't have one.

Cancer Survivor Spreading Hope with Celebration Bells

Cancer Celebration Bells Available for Free: So Why No Takers?

Larry is a cancer surivovr himself, and feels it's his calling to help other suvivors celebrate life and give hope to those still battling. "This is a celeebration of life, a celebration of hope," he told the survivors. "Each survivor is a beacon of hope."

"When that doctor tells you you have cancer it's not the end. It's the beginnig of another journey!"

So far Another Shoulder has given away 25 bells and plans to give more until every treatment center or clinic that wants one has one. Larry will also take the group's traveling bell just about anywhere in the Pittsburgh region if you'd like to meet him to ring it. "I'll meet you at McDonalds," he joked. E-mail Larry at anothershoulderllc@gmail.com if you're interested in having him and the Celebration Bell visit you or your group!

How can you start something good?
The Conversation
More stories you may love

How Saving A Church Is Saving Lives Too

A couple bought an abandoned church and turned it into a community center. What they've created is so much bigger.

They're Saluting Our Veterans Every Day of the Year

Meet the Pittsburghers who are making sure our returning vets have jobs, homes and food, and find out how you can help.

How Goats And The Volunteers Who Love Them Are Saving A Popular Park

They're keeping invasive plants from taking over Pittsburgh's Frick Park by doing what comes naturally. For the goats at least!

Our Mission
Have you ever felt like there's just too much bad news? Ever felt like the world is hopeless, and you're helpless to do anything about it? We did too. That's why we created Sparkt™.
At Sparkt™, we tell powerful stories about great people making a difference in their communities, and we show you how you can make a difference too. Join us, and together, let's #StartSomethingGood!
Popular
Recent
Sparkt Newsletter
Get positive, uplifting stories in your inbox
Follow Us on Social Media
Download the Mobile App
Sparkt™ is a Rabble Holdings, Inc. Media Brand. © 2020 Rabble Holdings, Inc. All Rights Reserved.