Source: The News-Enterprise
The Hardin Memorial Health Foundation on Friday was gifted more than $8,400 in support of HMH Cancer Care Center patients.
Representatives from Collier Title Co., along with organizers of the Tails and Ta-Tas 5K walk and the Hardin County Schools “Pink Out,” joined foundation board members at their meeting to present money raised from their respective initiatives.
“We are humbled and excited that our community understands HMH cancer patients need support,” said Joe Prather, foundation board chairman, in a news release. “There is no end to the good we can do if our community works together and follows the example of these three groups.”
During October, Collier Title Co. chose to donate $50 from each real estate closing they completed to the cancer care center, raising $2,900.
Like Collier Title, the team at Atria Senior Living wanted to lend their support knowing several of their residents received care at the center.
For the second year, Atria hosted the Tails and Ta-Tas 5K walk in October to raise breast cancer awareness and to give women hope through an event they could enjoy with their families and pets. The event raised $3,000 for HMH cancer care, the release said.
Atria Executive Director Cindy Bratcher said in the release while the Tails and Ta-Tas event raises awareness of breast cancer, the proceeds will help fund the new HMH Cancer Care Resource Center, currently under construction at the cancer center on Robinbrooke Boulevard.
Hardin County Schools also presented $2,531 raised in conjunction with the North Hardin High School and Central Hardin High School “Pink Out” football game last month. The money came from ticket and T-shirt sales along with various activities at each of the schools.
Everyone was encouraged to wear pink to the annual game, including the football players, who wore pink HMH wristbands. During the game, information was distributed about breast cancer awareness. Survivors also were recognized.
Money from the HCS “Pink Out” will be used to purchase gas cards for cancer care patients.
Since being re-established in 2015, the HMH Foundation has secured more than $3.3 million to improve patient care including $110,000-plus in direct support for HMH Cancer Care Center patients, the release said.