Jane Frelin started Love from Lacy after her daughter died of cancer in 2015. She said the organization is a way to pay it forward in her daughter’s memory.
“In January 2013, Mia was the first baby of the year,” Jane Frelin said. “Lacy had the baby and then three weeks later she was diagnosed with cancer.”
Two years later, in 2015, Lacy Magagnotti died of liver cancer.
So Frelin decided to do something to pay it forward for all the support Lacy received throughout her treatment.
“I thought maybe I’d do a couple blankets and we’d take them down to Pittsburgh where she got her cancer treatment,” Frelin said. “It ended up that people just overwhelmed me with donations.”
Now it’s the third year Frelin and a group of volunteers are delivering gifts to cancer patients in Pittsburgh, Clearfield and DuBois.
“It’s an awesome, awesome thing and I’m glad I’m involved in it,” friend and volunteer Penny Josefik said. “I just like to support Jane and her loss.”
This year they’ll be delivering more than 90 handmade blankets and $800 in gas gift cards.
The group made their first delivery to UPMC Hillman Cancer Center in Pittsburgh Friday.
On April 8, a celebrity waiter night will be held at Dutch Pantry in Clearfield from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. all the donations go to a scholarship in Lacy’s name at Loch Haven University Clearfield.
Anyone interested in donating or volunteering can visit the Love from Lacy Facebook page or email Frelin at email@example.com.