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St. Francis Health, Doorstep and Walmart Help Topekans Get Covered

April 30, 2014
Contact:   Jenna Herron, Director, Mission & Ethics
  St. Francis Health
  785-270-7656 or

St. Francis Health, Doorstep and Walmart Help Topekans Get Covered
Volunteers to Collect Sunscreen and Bug Spray for Topeka Families

Topeka, Kansas – St. Francis Health, Doorstep and Walmart want Topeka families to protect themselves from harmful sun exposure and potentially dangerous insect bites this summer.

Friday, May 2, and Saturday, May 3, volunteers from St. Francis will be at the entrance of the North Topeka Walmart, 2600 NW Rochester Rd., collecting bug spray and sunscreen for Topeka families who may not be able to afford these items. Volunteers will be accepting donations from 11 a.m to 7 p.m., Friday, May 2, and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, May 3.

“During the month of April, we held a collection drive among our St. Francis Health associates,” said Director of Mission and Ethics Jenna Herron. “Associate response was tremendous, but we thought others in the community might also like the chance to donate.”

Walmart shoppers are encouraged to bring insect repellent and sunscreen to the drop-off location, or purchase the items in the store and drop them off on their way out.  Those who donate will be given a ‘thank you’ gift from St. Francis Health.

Collected items will be delivered to Doorstep, which will distribute them throughout the summer months.


About St. Francis Health 
St. Francis Health, located in Topeka, Kansas, is a nonprofit Catholic health care network in the SCL Health System. Since 1909, our multispecialty care community has worked together to pioneer inspired, innovative care in our mission to improve not only the health of those we serve, but to improve their lives. From our 378-bed medical center in Topeka to more than 20 clinics throughout the region, St. Francis Health employs more than 100 primary and specialty care providers, all focused on delivering the region’s most advanced technology and compassionate care. For more information, visit us at www.stfrancistopeka.org.