‘Seeing who we’re playing for’

By Casey Van Divier | Arvada Press

For patients visiting the infusion center at Wheat Ridge’s Lutheran Medical Center, an appointment can mean sitting in the same room for four hours, six hours or even all day, said Janette O’Brien with the cancer services department. The center administers treatment to patients with a range of diagnoses, including cancer, osteoporosis and autoimmune diseases.

To help make the hours go by more quickly, student basketball players from Dakota Ridge and Columbine high schools stopped by the center Jan. 15, with so many in attendance they entered the center in shifts so as not to overcrowd the room.

The visit served as a lead-up to the Think Pink game between the two schools, which took place at the end of the week. Every year, the game raises money for the Lutheran Medical Center Foundation to serve patients, including those visited on the 15th.

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