Students with parents battling cancer go school shopping with Michelle’s Place

Sisters Aryanah McAfee, left, 15, and Audreyanah McAfee shop for new back-to-school school clothes at Kohl’s in Temecula hosted by Michelle’s Place Cancer Resource Center and funded by Stater Bros. Charities, Aug. 13. Families who have a parent fighting cancer registered with Michelle’s Place Cancer Resource Center for the shopping spree opportunity. Shane Gibson photo
Back to school shopping for children of all ages can be a chore – but for the 50 or so school-age children who went shopping at Michelle's Place Cancer Resource Center’s “Too Cool for School” event Tuesday, Aug. 13 – it was a piece of cake. That’s because all of the students who were beneficiaries of the event have a parent currently battling cancer and choosing between two different items of clothing is the least of their concerns. It takes a little bit of pressure off the parents as well, according to Michelle’s Place Executive Director Kim Gerrish. “We realize that if they can’t afford food, transportation, their treatments, they certainly can’t afford backpacks and school supplies and back to school clothes for their kids,” Gerrish said. “We’ve been doin
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