Community Hospital gets $25,000

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GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO/KJCT)-- The Junior Service League of Grand Junction gave Community Hospital $25,000 Tuesday.

The money will go to help buy Pilates equipment, cognitive assessment tools and management tools for patients going through chemotherapy. It will also be used to help train physical therapists working with patients.

Community Hospital said the exercise can help patients heal.

"This is going to be really beneficial to our patients," said Dr. Kathryn Tarman a physician with Grand Valley Oncology." "A lot of our patients suffer from anxiety, fatigue, and general body aches, so adding exercise helps all patients with these types of problems."

Community Hospital said they do already have Pilates equipment and exercise in their therapies, but the additional funds will help expand that.

The Junior Service League raised $80,000 in 2017. The group is dedicated to working to improve the community through volunteering and fundraising.

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