Upstate teacher gives back to cancer community through sock donations


LYMAN, SC (WSPA) – One Upstate teacher is giving back to the cancer community through donations of socks.

Lyman Elementary School teacher Heather Cassidy was diagnosed with cancer in March 2016. One of her friends gifted her with a pair of socks with an encouraging message on the toe. She tells 7News that those words were what lifted her spirits to get through that first treatment.

While she continues her battle today, she wanted to give back to the other patients who felt the same as she did walking into her journey. So with help from her students, they purchased socks to pack up with personal messages. Those gift bags first were delivered to Bon Secours St. Francis where she was receiving her own treatments, then later she expanded to a hospital in Spartanburg.

“All it takes is one random act of kindness to spread and change an entire world,” Cassidy said.

Overall she’s packed up more than 500 pairs to donate and hopes to continue including her students in “Sock It To Cancer” and spread the project statewide.

If you are interested in making a donation to help continue the project, you can send any donations to Lyman Elementary School at 1221 Holly Springs Road, Lyman, SC 29365 to Heather Cassidy.

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