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Published on July 21, 2011

Mario's Closet Grand Opening at Lawrence Memorial Hospital

"We want Mario's Closet to help patients find the tools they need to feel good about themselves."

"We want Mario's Closet to help patients find the tools they need to feel good about themselves."

Mario’s Closet, a specialty shop that offers wigs, prosthetics, skin care products and other accessories for cancer patients will be holding its grand opening on Friday July 22 at 11:30 am. Founded by the Mario V. Chalmers Foundation, Mario’s Closet is a comforting place for cancer patients and survivors to restore their confidence, dignity and hope. Mario Chalmers, current NBA player with the Miami Heat and member of the 2008 KU Men’s Basketball championship team, will be in attendance for the ribbon cutting and grand opening.

“When Mario came to us and said he wanted to open the first Mario’s Closet at Lawrence Memorial Hospital, we were thrilled,” said Gene Meyer, President and CEO. “We pride ourselves in treating the whole patient at LMH- their physical and emotional needs. Mario’s Closet will be a wonderful compliment to the medical care we give all of our patients, particularly those in the LMH Oncology Center.” Mario’s Closet is partnering with area businesses to provide durable medical equipment such has prosthetics, wigs and other items that people may need when facing various medical issues. There will also be products specifically for pediatric patients.

“We wanted to provide our customers with a one-stop shopping experience, so we were so pleased to be able to partner with Advanced Homecare, Criticare Home Health Services, Salon Hawk and Shear Savvy Wigs,” said Kathy Clausing-Willis, Vice President and Chief Development Officer. “We want Mario’s Closet to help patients find the tools they need to feel good about themselves. The books and resource materials we’ll carry will also be very helpful for friends and families of patients.

Mario’s Closet Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting
Friday July 22, 2011
11:30 am -1:00 pm
Program- 11:45
325 Maine Street, Lawrence, KS 66044 (just inside the Arkansas Street entrance)

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