If you visited Tucson Medical Center this September or October you were sure to notice the charming quilts adorning the hallways. The unique and colorful displays were made possible through Quilt for a Cause, a 501(c)(3) selling handmade quilts and patterns to fund breast and ovarian cancer services.
The delightful quilts were far more than an eye-pleasing display – each quilt was for sale in a month-long silent auction, with proceeds supporting cancer services at TMC for Women.
“It was wonderful to see how much everyone at the hospital enjoyed the quilts, and even more wonderful to know the funds are helping women in need,” said Terry Gallegos, president of Quilt for a Cause.
Has the fun and charitable endeavor been successful? Every quilt decorating TMC this fall was sold – raising $75,000 for TMC for Women.
“The beautiful quilts lift our spirits, and the ongoing support makes cancer screening and care a reality for women in Southern Arizona. We are truly grateful and thankful for Quilt for a Cause,” said Denise Navarrete, a supervisor at the TMC for Women Breast Center.
This is the fifth year that Quilt for a Cause has joined with the TMC Foundation to support TMC for Women, a tradition beautifying the hospital and providing lifesaving services to the community.
New quilts are sure to make their way to TMC next fall. In the meantime, 12 attractive quilting patterns can be purchased through the Quilt for a Cause website, brightening home décor and supporting cancer services for women in need.