On October 26, 2016 members of Retiree Council 10 and other volunteers came together to decorate 24 Joy Bears that will be donated to those who are undergoing treatment for cancer, to comfort them as they go through chemotherapy. RC 10 has been involved in this project since about 2010.
Joy Bears began in 2008 when Joyce Foley was undergoing treatment for ovarian cancer. Some of Joyce’s treatments were up to seven hours long, so her friend Mary Stumpf decided to create teddy bears that she named “Ms. Joy Bears,” in honor of Joyce. They were intended for Joyce to pass out to others during