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Quilts Fundraiser Provides Wigs for Cancer Patients



Many years ago, several quilts were displayed throughout the local hospital, formerly Baptist Regional Medical Center, now Baptist Health Corbin. The quilts were made by ladies in the community, each hand-stitched to perfection and offering beauty in their unique creations for all to enjoy.

 

Due to many construction projects over the years, the quilts were put away in storage to protect them from dust and dirt. Recently, the quilts were re-discovered! The question was…what to do with them? If the quilt had someone’s name on them, every effort was made to give that quilt back to the original “owners” of the quilts.  One quilt was presented to a family member of the quilt’s creator, who has since passed on.

 

The Volunteer Auxiliary Board decided to have a drawing for the quilts and donate all the proceeds to the newest project providing wigs to cancer patients at Baptist Health Corbin Cancer Care. Wigs are very expensive and many patients cannot afford this additional expense as they suffer the effects of chemotherapy.

 

Volunteers displayed the quilts in the Pavilion several days a week during the months of October and November and to the public, raising $1,559.  The drawing was held on November 18th with the following lucky winners: Howard Jackson, Phyllis Begley, Renate Martin and Amanda Capps.  With the money raised, we have enough to purchase 15 wigs!  The Auxiliary wishes to thank all who participated in this fund-raiser.

 

    Lisa Gomez, Baptist Health Cancer Care