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BMH-UC employees seek support for Quilt of Hope

BMH-UC employees seek support for Quilt of Hope
Losing a loved one to cancer can be devastating.
Now local residents have the opportunity to remember their family members and friends who lost their battle with cancer while helping Obion County residents who are fighting their own battle with the disease.
The employees of Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union City are making a “Quilt of Hope” and are asking the residents of Obion County to help them make the squares.
By donating $10, residents will be able to commemorate the life of a loved one on a 6-inch by 6-inch quilt square. The square will be embroidered with the loved one’s name on it.
The “Quilt of Hope” will be displayed at the hospital during the month of May and at the Hometown Walk of Hope event on June 1 at War Memorial Stadium. It will have a permanent home at the Hometown Walk of Hope’s Hope Chest room located inside Health Quest in Union City.
Applications are available at Health Quest. The donation is $10 per name.
Donations will be accepted through April 15. Checks should be made payable to the Hometown Walk of Hope with “Quilt of Hope” in the memo and can be dropped off at Health Quest.
Checks and information may also be mailed to Lorraine Beachum, c/o Health Quest, 709 East Reelfoot Ave., Union City, TN 38261. Those sending information without the application should provide the name of the person making the donation, a phone number, the total number of squares being purchased and the names of the loved ones being remembered. Names should be typed or printed.
All money raised in the making of the “Quilt of Hope” will go to the Hometown Walk of Hope — an organization that provides financial assistance to cancer patients that reside in Obion County. This organization assists local cancer patients with utility bills, insurance premiums, medical expenses, prescriptions, wigs, food, household expenses and gasoline.
Since it was established in 2001, the Hometown Walk of Hope has raised over $1.6 million, which has been used by Obion County cancer patients as they battle cancer.
For more information, contact Mrs. Beachum at 884-0110.
Published in The Messenger 3.12.13

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