This email claims that a large number of bottle caps some say 1 000 others 1 500 or even 10 000 can be redeemed for one chemotherapy treatment for a patient in need.
Bottle caps for cancer treatment.
This so broke my heart and inspired me at the same time.
If so please let me know.
For the past six months russel s great aunt has been fighting lung cancer.
Hoax collect bottle caps for free cancer chemotherapy treatment outline.
After extensive research the american cancer society has concluded that the plastic bottle caps for chemo program is a hoax.
Soda bottle caps are made from a type of plastic called polypropylene.
Counselor rocio portales and her family found out about a hospital in mexico that provides chemotherapy in exchange of bottle caps.
Bottle caps cannot be exchanged for free chemotherapy.
I live in shelby north carolina.
The american cancer society.
My family has been saving plastic bottle caps a woman at church was collecting them and she said they have enough.
Kindhearted residents of the orangeburg area have been collecting plastic bottle caps thinking they were helping to pay for chemotherapy treatments for a sick child.
Circulating messages request people to save all types of bottle caps because the caps can be exchanged for free.
She must have been doing a good job because she had over 5 00.
One day she walked in the house with a handful of money and bottle caps.
The origin of the hoax remains unclear but it is similar to other.
When this chain message caught on especially in the regions of virginia and west virginia large corporations like walmart got involved in the bottle cap raising efforts.
Does anyone else know anything about this.
When i asked her where she got the money she told me that she was going door to door selling bottle caps to the neighbors so we could go to disneyland.
The claims in the message are untrue.
My family and i have been collecting the caps for about three months now russel said.
Fortunately a nurse who worked for the hospital told her family about how they could collect plastic bottle caps to fund the treatments.
Funds raised by the charity go toward granting wishes helping parents and paying for medical treatment entirely from the donation of plastic bottle tops.
In the past an email was circulated that asked individuals to collect large numbers of bottle caps that would be redeemed for one chemotherapy treatment for a needy patient.
If it is for cancer treatments i am a 4 year cancer survivor and would send then where they are needed.