Peitz Most cancers Assist Home supplies free providers to most cancers sufferers


The first community house established by the Baxter Regional Hospital Foundation is known as the Twin Lakes Area’s first line of support for cancer patients and their families and friends. The Peitz Cancer Aid House offers a comprehensive care program from the initial diagnosis to treatment and beyond in a homely environment.

The house was named after Jan and Peter Peitz. Coordinator Melissa Hudson recently attended the Talk of the Town on KTLO-FM, and she says this started after Peter Peitz, a business owner, watched some of his employees or their family members develop cancer.


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The offer of the cancer aid house Peitz includes care packages, wigs, scarves, mastectomy and lumpectomy supplies. Other services include different types of support sessions, whether in a group or individually.

The house also offers exercise programs, including yoga. Hudson says one of the newest programs is Knock Out Cancer Boxing, which allows patients to punch a sack.


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Almost all services in the Peitz Cancer Aid House are free of charge. Donations are collected through various events such as the Pink for Peitz Rodeo and Fun Runs. Shortly before Halloween, the first Kick Cancer in the Bass Benefit Fishing Tournament will take place at Bull Shoals Lake Boat Dock.

The house is open on weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4 a.m. Anyone interested in making a donation or volunteering can contact Hudson at 870-508-CARE (2273).

This month, Our Community Cares, sponsored by American Safeguard Insurance, Danny Porter of Century 21 LeMac Realty, Farmers and Merchants Bank, the Vitality Plus Wellness Center, West Plains Bank and Trust and KTLO, Classic Hits and The Boot, recognizes Peitz cancer to Support House and its cancer patient support services. Find out more at

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