Arkansas Gives: Coco Scruggs Dorsey’s Story

dorsey family - christmas 2015CHI St. Vincent is celebrating 20 years of New Outlook Cancer Recovery Program. And you can give more to New Outlook when you give on Thursday, April 7, as CHI St. Vincent participates in Arkansas Gives.

In recognition of our milestone, we are participating in Arkansas Gives – a one-day online giving event supporting favorite charities in Arkansas. You can show your appreciation for New Outlook by logging on to on Thursday, April 7, between 8 am and 8 pm, and selecting CHI St. Vincent as the recipient of your gift.

Coco Scruggs Dorsey said she was “devastated” when diagnosed with breast cancer at age 33.

“At the suggestion of one of my chemotherapy nurses, I set up an appointment with Alesa Garner at New Outlook.  I instantly felt at peace upon my arrival at the center,” she said. “Alesa was not only helpful and encouraging, but she was also compassionate and forthcoming about the effects of my different cancer treatments. She provided me with sleep caps, hats of all sorts, a wig, workshops, and some psychotherapy too!

“I feel confident today that I would not have survived cancer as well as I have without the support, efforts, and friendship of Alesa.  She truly is my angel here on earth. Not a day has gone by [since January 8, 2007] that I haven’t thanked God for my dear friend.”

New Outlook is sustained through donations. Thank you for helping us provide counseling and support to Arkansas men, women and children impacted by cancer. All proceeds received through Arkansas Gives on April 7 will support New Outlook. Plus, every donation received qualifies CHI St. Vincent for bonus dollars through a matching program, so all gifts, regardless of size, will help us continue our healing ministry.

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