Dames enjoy the last bit of cool weather in Mesquite

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The Desert Dames enjoyed a couple of events in May.  This was the third year for the annual picnic at Veterans Memorial Park.  On a beautiful spring evening, members enjoyed BBQ hamburgers, chips, bottled water and desserts provided by the Desert Dames Board Members.  Prior to dinner, Dan Kizerian entertained the group with a variety of fun and familiar tunes.   Following dinner a raffle was held and lucky winners received handmade prizes donated by Chuck Caldwell.

Some of the Desert Dames enjoy their annual picnic. Submitted photo.

Some of the Desert Dames enjoy their annual picnic. Submitted photo.

The monthly luncheon was held on May 27 at the Redd Room at the Oasis Club House. After lunch, Joyce Stafford introduced Yoli Bell, founder and president of the Mesquite Cancer HELP Society (MCHS) as the guest speaker.  After being diagnosed with cancer approximately 15 years ago, she realized there were no local organizations available to help area residents undergoing cancer treatment. The MCHS assists with financial, educational and emotional assistance. Financial assistance provides help with prescriptions, various medical bills, physical therapy, counseling and other needs as they arise in regards to their cancer.

Yoli Bell speaks at the Dames’ May luncheon. Submitted photo.

Yoli Bell speaks at the Dames’ May luncheon. Submitted photo.

Educational support consists of brochures and educational materials on all types of cancers. Use of an extensive library maintained at the MCHS office, as well as through the performance of computer research needed on an individual basis.  Emotional support is offered at a monthly Support Group meeting at the MCHS office.  For more information you may contact the MCHS at (702) 346-0622 or visit their website at www.cancerhelpnv.com.

The Desert Dames promote friendship through meetings, social functions and special interest groups.  Anyone at least 21 years of age who lives in Mesquite and surrounding areas can join.  For information call Membership Chair Debbie Oskin at (702) 346-0811.

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