Quilt for a Cause sews up a six-figure contribution to fight women’s cancer in Tucson

306172_487358104657020_2049047639_n[1]It’s incredible that little squares of fabric, a lot of time, and loving hands could help raise $125,000 to fight women’s cancer in Tucson.  With more than 200 people in attendance, that’s exactly what happened during the annual Quilt for a Cause silent and live auction at Tucson Medical Center earlier this month.

The handmade quilts were received primarily from the Tucson Quilters Guild.  Others came from across the country, Canada, Italy and the United Kingdom. 

“The quilts were made with love and were accompanied by touching stories about the quilters’ source of inspiration.  In most cases they were made in memory of a loved one or friend who had died, or as a way to honor a survivor of either breast or gynecological cancers.  Rather than making a monetary donation, quilters enjoy using their art of quilting to raise money to help fight women’s cancers,” said Jennie Coleman, Quilt for a Cause president. 

The TMC Foundation was one of the recipients of this year’s auction proceeds.  The money will help 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. 

St. Elizabeth of Hungary’s Health Center was another recipient of this year’s auction proceeds.

544457_487243101335187_1980270525_n[1]“We feel so honored to be on the receiving end of the unique and heartwarming efforts of this organization,” said Michael Duran, TMC vice president, Chief Development Officer.  “The quilts were absolutely stunning in TMC’s hallways.  It was fun to see patients, visitors and staff stop and admire them in amazement of all the work that went into them.  What a gift – not only to be able to enjoy them, but then to have them help women who are going through so much.  Thank you to the people who worked tirelessly to organize and raise this money.”

Click here to see KVOA News 4 Tucson’s coverage.

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