Dear Project Valentine,

My husband is in his third year of chemo.  His first series began in Feb, 2011 at University Hospital.  Much to his surprise he was given a goodie pack from Project Valentine on February 14, 2011.  It touched his heart that there was an organization doing this for cancer patients.  Today, 2-14-2013, he was again getting his chemo, but this time at Rocky Mountain Cancer Center in Lakewood.  And in came the volunteers from Project Valentine with their packs.  What a wonderful gift that was again!  It put a huge smile on his face.  What an awesome thing you do, cancer patients don’t often have much to smile about as they are having their treatments!

Thank you Project Valentine and all of the sponsors and volunteers that make this possible! – G.C. & C.C.

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I just wanted to thank all of you at Project Valentine for allowing me to deliver the bags on Valentine’s Day to Rocky Mountain Cancer Center at Skyridge in Lone Tree. It was such a privilege to share the story of Colleen Anderson and how her incredible efforts began this tradition for chemo patients in the Denver area. In addition, it was very therapeutic for me to be able to deliver the Project Valentine bags in 2013, as I was a recipient in 2012.

Thank you for the outstanding coordination and organization and love that Project Valentine embodies. – C.C.

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Thank you so much for the wonderful Valentine’s Day bag.

My husband just started his last chemotherapy today. When I got home, he showed me the bag you guys delivered to him while he was at Rocky MountainCancer Center. My eyes were full of tears.

Please keep up the good work. What is the most treasure thing in our life? is our heart and our love.

No matter what kind of difficulties we have been right now….every single steps and every single efforts we take …we will once again get through it…

THANK YOU AGAIN! – B.K. & M.K.

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Last year I was undergoing chemotherapy for Stage III A colon cancer at the Rocky Mountain Cancer Clinic at Skyridge in Lone Tree. I was a very grateful recipient of the Project Valentine outreach during my chemo. The woman who distributed the bags last February was so incredibly compassionate and encouraging. Given the fact that I was in the midst of some very challenging moments, I was so thrilled to interact with a survivor who had made it successfully through her course of treatment. It was such a tremendous gift to feel that support. – C.C.

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I was one the lucky recipients of last year Valentine’s Day Project.  That gift made my day! I was alone in the hospital and so sick but I knew that so many people had touched me with love when I received that bag. I can’t tell you how much it meant to me! – J.

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G.J. is a 33 year old, single mother of two young children and she has a very rare chronic Leukemia called Mylefibrosis. The only cure is a stem cell transplant, which G just went underwent on Jan 19, 2012. While G’s transplant is going well, she does have a low hematocrit and is also experiencing trouble with her kidneys. As a result, G required a blood transfusion today. During her transfusion the nurses brought in one of your gift bags and G was so excited.

I’m G’s mom, and on behalf of my daughter, I want to thank you for the smile you put on G’s face today. As you know, cancer treatments are oftentimes long and boring — your generosity not only broke up the monotony of a transfusion day, but also reminded Genny how much complete strangers do to help others going through cancer treatments. We are all interconnected and need one another. Thank you for all you do to put a smile on the face of a cancer patient. God bless you. A.H.

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I am a patient at the Rocky Mountain Cancer center and on Wednesday 15 February I had my final chemo treatment of 6 for Fallopian Tube cancer. I was given one of your bags with goodies and I must tell you how much I appreciated receiving it and everything inside it. I was especially impressed with the little Valentine’s day cards from the children and I think that your whole project is a wonderful educational piece for everyone, since cancer is now such a common disease and most people have at least one loved one suffering from it. Keep up the good work and thanks again for a beautiful gift. Sincerely, W.D.

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I was one of the lucky recipients of your Project Valentine gifts this past Tuesday. I just wanted to thank you, your volunteers, and sponsors for the beautiful Miche bag with all the wonderful treats contained within. Tuesday was chemo #3 (of a total of 4 for me) and you made it a special day. I received my gift at Rocky Mountain Cancer Center at Sky Ridge. Please pass on my thanks to everyone involved in your special project.  M.B.

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I received one of your goodie bags at UCH Infusion Center today. I just thought I’d let you know you made my day! My Valentine was not able to be with me today so you really made me feel better.  Thank you for all you do!  T.T.

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I am undergoing chemo treatment for breast cancer at University of Colorado Hospital and was given a Project Valentine bag on Valentine’s Day, 2011.  I had received news from my oncologist that same day that cancer was found elsewhere in my body. I can’t tell you how touched I was to receive that Project Valentine bag on that same day. It made that devastating news a bit more bearable. The hand written valentine’s cards were touching and I am forever grateful.  Thank you for providing this service for those of us on this cancer journey.  ~ Beth

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My mother was receiving chemo for Stage IV breast cancer at CU Med Hospital on Valentines Day, 2010, when she was given a gift bag from Project Valentine.  It made a lasting impression on me, the kindness and generosity we felt when we received our little bag of goodies.  The volunteers were so kind and spoke with us on the vision of Project Valentine. It truly touched my heart and my mom during such a tumultuous time.  Today, she is Cancer Free and doing well!  My mother and I would love to volunteer in any way to help this great organization.  Sincerely ~Elizabeth L.

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I received a bag from Kaiser Onology on Feb 12, 2010. It had so many nice things in it and I thank you for them. I especially love a hand knitter or crochet neck scarf that I received in the bag. It warmed my heart as well as my neck. If you know the person that made it, thank them for me. Thanks Again ~ Cyndi

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I am one of the recipients of your Valentine goody bag. This is the third year that I have been receiving chemo at the time these bags were delivered and continue to be so appreciative and thankful to the many people who make these labors of love. What a thrill to find so many treasures and indications of love from complete strangers! You continue to bless my life with your generosity and thoughtfulness. Gratefully ~ Brenda

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Thank you for stopping by our Pediatric Outpatient Center. It was so nice to meet you. The program Project Valentine sounds so amazing, what a great idea! We wanted to thank you for the pillows as well. We let one of our 3 year old patients with leukemia pick one out today. He said it was for his new bed he was getting today. On his way out the door he had it tight in his arms and was singing a little song about his new pillow he was going to sleep with tonight. It was the cutest thing, I thought you would like to hear about the excitement the pillows have already brought to our patients. Thank you again, we truly appreciate it ~ Ginny

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Thank you for the goodie bag and all of your efforts to help brighten our days. I was at RMCC and it was a nice surprise after receiving my chemo. Thanks again ~ Bill

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I was at the University of CO yesterday for my second round of chemo. What a delightful surprise to get your sweet gift bag. It really brightened my day and I will find good use for everything in there. Thanks again to you and your organization. For those of us dealing with this terrible disease, it means a LOT to receive such kindness. Please thank your staff, volunteers, etc… I really appreciate it ~ Hillary

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Thank you so much for the wonderful valentine goodie bag you gave me on Feb. 14th. I am being treated at Kaiser Franklin and have been since August 23, 2007. It was the only valentine I got, so it meant a lot. I am interested in volunteering. I am 47 years old with breast cancer. Thank you again.  ~ Lisa

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I wanted to thank everyone at Project Valentine for the wonderful surprise my Mom got today at her chemotherapy treatment. Wow, I didn’t know someone could get that many items in a gift bag. Mom HATES the needle stick at her chemo so we looked at things in the bag to take her mind off the stick (or should I say sticks – she had 5 of them today). She also got a wonderful blue shawl and cap. She’s sleeping in the cap tonight : ) I’ve never heard of this project before and would love to be involved in it. The card was signed by the Broomfield Methodists women so if that is the nearest group to me I’d love to hear from someone there. We always want to pay it forward! Thanks again for such a thoughtful and heartfelt gift. It brightened her day!  Blessings to you all (including Colleen Anderson who I’m sure watched all the Valentine deliveries from Heaven today) ~ Julia

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Yesterday I was receiving my chemo treatment at the Kaiser Franklin Clinic when a lovely lady came by and gave me a huge bag of fantastic gifts! What a delight that was, and how thoughtful a thing to do. I do really appreciate the generosity of the sponsors and also all the time and devotion of the ladies who worked on this project. Maybe next year I will be well enough to volunteer for this worthwhile cause. Please extend my thanks to all who participated in this project. I was also delighted to see that it was featured on Channel 4 news.  ~ Kris

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Thank you so much for the wonderful valentine goodie bag you gave me on Feb. 14th. I am being treated at Kaiser Franklin and have been since August 23, 2007. It was the only valentine I got, so it meant a lot. I am interested in volunteering. I am 47 years old with breast cancer. Thank you again.  ~ Lisa

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Thank you so much for the wonderful collection of Valentine surprises. What a lovely touch to the healing process. Please call if you need help next year. ~ Rita

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