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Volunteers work to make cancer treatment less painful

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ROANOKE (WSLS 10) - A group of volunteers came together to help make cancer treatment a little less painful.

More than 100 people gave time and money to create Chemo Care Totes for patients undergoing chemotherapy at Carilion Clinic.

They made 104 bags filled with things like books, water bottles and blankets.

Many of the volunteers have lost family members to cancer, and they wanted to honor those loved ones by giving back.

Organizer Lynn Roe said, "I'm hoping that the people that receive these bags will see that there are people that don't even know them that are rooting for them. I'm hoping to give them a little bit of comfort with the items that are in the bag."

Several totes from this project were donated to a hospital in Maryland as well.