Wednesday, November 9, 2016

No Shave November: A Unique Way to Grow Cancer Awareness...

No-Shave November is a web-based, non-profit organization devoted to growing cancer awareness and raising funds to support cancer prevention, research, and education. While the library is not accepting or seeking donations, we would like to provide our community with information and awareness.
No-Shave November is a month-long journey during which participants forgo shaving and grooming in order to evoke conversation and raise cancer awareness.

J. Leighton Green, Jr. Cancer Resource Center

The El Paso Public Library and Rio Grande Cancer Foundation have partnered to make the J. Leighton Green, Jr. Cancer Resource Center more readily available to El Pasoans and their families fighting cancer .  The Green House, as it is called, is a collection of books and resources on the subject of cancer that will now be housed at EPPL facilities making them more accessible to the public.  The materials can be checked out with a valid EPPL card.  To view a complete listing of Green House materials, simply search our online catalog or click -> The Green House Collection
J. Leighton Green, Jr. was a prominent El Paso Attorney who passed away due to cancer. To honor his memory, the Rio Grande Cancer Foundation opened the original Green House Library in 1999.  Books and information were purchased by the Foundation to allow individuals to research and find articles and books to help them through their Cancer Journey. 

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