Local business owner promotes non-profit helping cancer patients

Vicki McGee stands in front of the Columbiana Simply Scarves and Such location. She also owns locations in Austintown, Salem and Minerva. McGee partners with nine women owned local businesses. (Salem News photo by Danielle Garner)

COLUMBIANA — Owner of Simply Scarves and Such, Vicki McGee, is encouraging local residents to support local cancer patients while also treating themselves. She wants to highlight breast cancer awareness by highlighting the hope Yellow Brick Place gives patients fighting cancer.

“It’s an ongoing friendship with them because I believe in them so much. Their facility is so simple but amazing,” McGee explained.

Yellow Brick Place provides cancer patients with counseling, a resource library, non-medical therapies, support groups and nutritional consultation.

“It’s a very simple facility in Cornersburg but they do amazing work,” McGee remarked.

Yellow Brick Place is located at 2959 Canfield Rd, Suite 10. The nonprofit serves as a cancer wellness center serving the tri-county area.

“We are totally dependent on grants, donations and fundraisers. We are primarily volunteer run,” President of the Board of Directors and Lead Volunteer Carol Apinis explained.

McGee has supported Yellow Brick Place by donating scarves and jewelry, participating in events contributing to the nonprofit cancer wellness center and making personal financial contributions.

Yellow Brick Place also provides high quality new wigs and beauty programs for cancer patients.

Apinis stressed importance regarding cancer care encompassing the entire wellbeing of the person experiencing the illness.

“The cancer touches every part of your life and so Yellow Brick Place is there to take care of the non-medical needs for cancer patients and their families,” she said.

During October all four Simply Scarves and Such locations will give 10 percent of each $50 sale to Yellow Brick Place.

“I contribute to local meaningful charities where it stays in the community,” McGee said.

Simply Scarves and Such locations include 6 Union St., Columbiana, 536 East State St., Salem, 1600 S Raccoon Road. Austintown and 111 North Market St., Minerva.


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