Amy Karas, one of the owners of Ruby & Quiri Carpet One Floor & Home in Johnstown, NY is a 5+ year breast cancer survivor. As part of her giving back efforts she has created gift bags for people undergoing treatments.
The baskets consist of hats, booties, and scarves because sometimes when you are undergoing treatment you get cold. There are also food items that are rich in antioxidants like green tea and dark chocolate. Pens and journals to keep track of your appointments. Deodorant, hand sanitizer, and lotions that are unscented are in there as well. When undergoing treatments sensitivity to smells and dry skin are common. There are people in the community who donate to the bags as well as the staff members of Ruby and Quiri put on bake sales and raffles to generate funds for the bags.
Karas's thoughtfulness and generosity have made such an impact on people's lives that are going through such struggle. Patients are moved to tears that someone who has walked their path would think of them in their time of need. A gentleman came into the store, he had never been here before, but had to meet the people who brightened his mom's day.
Amy Karas has been photographed on billboards in the area for NYOH (New York Oncology Hematology). The spirit of our members never cease to inspire and amaze us!
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