August 02, 2013 at 7:00 am | By CAMERON RASMUSSON Staff writer

SANDPOINT — There are few things more distressing and financially taxing than a cancer diagnosis.

Got Gas?

Not only do many people have to quit work to focus on treatments — they also have a bevy of medical expenses to handle. The overwhelming impact can leave some families at a loss. That’s why organizations like Community Cancer Services are so important, according to the participants of the latest Leadership Sandpoint class.

Unfortunately, budget cuts have forced CCS to scale back its gas voucher program. In response, Leadership Sandpoint is stepping up to limit that impact with the Got Gas campaign this August. Today from 2-5 p.m., class participants will be collecting donations at Super 1, Winter Ridge, Safeway, Yokes and Walmart to bolster the program. They’ll be manning booths and wearing custom T-shirts that read “I’ve got gas,” so they’ll likely make an impression, CCS executive director Jessica Martin said.

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