Quilt exhibition at TMC culminates with March 2 auctions

IMG_0837Throughout the month of February, quilts lovingly crafted by talented donors are on display in the corridors of Tucson Medical Center, as Quilt for a Cause returns to TMC to support local beneficiaries.  On March 2, when the exhibition concludes, more than 200 quilts will be sold in Silent and Live Auctions at TMC.

As the organizers of Quilt for a Cause explain, the non-profit group uses “the art and business of quilting” to fight breast and gynecological cancers. Proceeds from the upcoming auctions will support clinical organizations that raise awareness, offer detection and provide treatment to women by supporting research by scientists, training for medical professionals, and assistance for uninsured and underinsured women.

Quilt for a Cause comes to TMC every few years, with stunning quilts on display in the hospital hallways before the event. The TMC Foundation is one of the beneficiaries, helping to support TMC’s mammography services for uninsured women, plus the annual gynecological oncology conference for physicians in honor of the late Joel Childers, M.D. This year’s Quilt for a Cause proceeds also will support programs at St. Elizabeth’s Health Center.

Quilt for a Cause (http://quiltforacause.org/) presents a Silent and Live Auction on Saturday, March 2, at TMC, 5301 E. Grant Road, in the Marshall Conference Center, with activities beginning at 10 a.m.  VIP hosts for the event include:

  • Liz McMahon, Director of Development, St. Elizabeth’s Health Center
  • Michael Duran, TMC vice president, Chief Dev. Officer, TMC Foundation
  • Dr. Alton V. Hallum III, M.D., gynecology specialist with Arizona Oncology
  • Oscar Jaramillo, Auctioneer

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