Prairie Lakes Cancer Center unveils new bell for cancer patients

Photo courtesy Prairie Lakes Cancer Center

October 28, 2021
Mike Tanner

WATERTOWN, S.D.–The Prairie Lakes Cancer Center on Wednesday unveiled a new bell that will help cancer patients celebrate their accomplishments and journey milestones.

The bell is mounted on a wall plaque in the Cancer Center and is accompanied with an inscription that reads, “Ringing this bell signals the close of one chapter and the start of another. I ring this for all I have endured; celebrating today and for my future.”

Jennifer Pletan, Cancer Center Director says, the bell gives patients an opportunity to celebrate today.  The celebration may be the completion of treatment, good news the patient received or a personal milestone accomplished.  This is one chapter in the patient’s life that they want to celebrate and we are here to help them do so.”

Dan Raderschadt, President of the Prairie Lakes Healthcare Foundation says “on behalf of the Prairie Lakes Healthcare Foundation, we are proud to sponsor the new Cancer Center Bell. It is our hope that as cancer patients ring the bell, they will find a renewed strength knowing they are not alone as they embark on the start of their new chapter!” 

The bell was purchased with a donation from the Prairie Lakes Healthcare Foundation.