LSI steps up to help women going through chemotherapy.

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Thanks to the men and women at LSI, Inc. for raising enough money to buy nine Buddy Check 12 Backpacks, our new gift to women with breast cancer going through chemotherapy.

Employee Weazie Thornton said she saw a segment on First Coast News about the backpacks, chock-full of advice and comfort items to make hours upon hours in the chemo chair more tolerable.

She started asking her fellow employees to help, and before she knew it, word of mouth and social media lit up with help.

LSI raised more than a thousand dollars to give money to the non-profit Buddy Check 12 to purchase backpacks.

LSI stands for Logistical Services International, a business at Cecil Commerce Center. LSI builds training systems to teach people how to repair and check maintenance systems for expensive military equipment.

A special thanks to the male executives and employees who wore pink at the event to present the check to Buddy Check. Tough guys do wear pink, as the saying goes.

Thornton says these LSI employees and execs are key to this project:

Warren Rosander, Chief Executive Officer

Ed Turner, VP

Mark Flach, Project Manager

Keith Hudgens, Videographer and Photographer

Buddy Check 12 is a joint project between First Coast News and Baptist Health. If you are going through chemo for breast cancer and you'd like a free Buddy Check Backpack, email Jeannie Blaylock jblaylock@firstcoastnews.com

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