Nags Head, NC – This December, a community-based chorus directed by Peggy Daniels continued this familiar tune, raising funds for a cancer support outreach program called Hands of Hope by performing a series of concerts throughout the community.

Hands of Hope, a community initiative that begin in 2009, was developed through the collaboration of UNC Cancer Outreach and The Outer Banks Hospital. The program offers cancer support from diagnosis to treatment and thereafter in areas that compliment other community resources. Outreach from the Hands of Hope program is supported by a network of volunteers who assist cancer patients and their families during their cancer journey.

Marie Nielson acts as volunteer coordinator and matches volunteers with patients. Nielson attended each of the three concerts presented by the chorus.

"I was so impressed by chorus and so touched by the fact that Peggy and the members of the choir gave so much of their time, talent and energy,” said Nielson. “Not only did we receive generous donations, but many people have volunteered since then to be a part of our program."

Daniels’ chorus raised $6,442 for Hand of Hope. According to Nielson, the donation will be used specifically to help local cancer patients in our Outer Banks Community who are currently struggling with this disease.

To learn more about the services offered by Hands of Hope or to become a volunteer for the program, contact Marie Nielson at 252-449-4554.

Cancer Resources at The Outer Banks Hospital

The Hands of Hope program and The Outer Banks Hospital’s Cancer Resource Center are dedicated to providing services and helping patients with cancer better understand their diagnosis and treatment and cope with the disease. The Cancer Center, created with funds generated by The Outer Banks Hospital Development Council, offers a variety of services to help people dealing with cancer. Hands of Hope, a collaborative community service of The Outer Banks Hospital and UNC Cancer Outreach, was developed to expand services that directly benefit local cancer patients. All services of the Cancer Resource Center and Hands of Hope are provided at no cost. Both services are located in the Medical Office Building adjacent to The Outer Banks Hospital and are open Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm and by appointment. For more information, please call 252.449.7350.