Hedrick Medical Center Emergency Department and the Chillicothe Fire Department are once again partnering together to help cancer patients pay for treatment.
Hedrick Medical Center Emergency Department and the Chillicothe Fire Department are once again partnering together to help cancer patients pay for treatment. They will be collecting donations with a boot drive fundraiser during Chautauqua in the Park on Sept. 9-10. They will be posted at the intersections of Clay and Washington, and Park Lane and Washington, and will be easily identified by the pink T-shirts they will be wearing. These newly designed pink breast cancer awareness shirts are currently available for $15-$19, depending upon the size, and can be ordered by calling Lisa Daugherity at Hedrick Medical Center (660-214-8305) or Bette Atwell at the Chillicothe Fire Department (660-646-2139). All proceeds from the boot drive and T-shirt sales will be used to help citizens in the Chillicothe and surrounding areas. Last year, more than $7,000 was raised and used to help patients in Livingston County who get treatment through the Hedrick Medical Center Oncology Nurse Navigator Program, to help pay for lodging at the Hope House in Kansas City, and to support Mrs. Shira's 4th grade Leadership class purchase supplies to make port covers and blankets for cancer patients. Additionally, Hedrick Emergency Department and the Fire Department are partnering with the City of Chillicothe to designate Friday, September 22nd as Pink Out Day. Everyone in Chillicothe is encouraged to wear pink that day in support of the cause. “We’re really proud of how the community continues to support this fundraiser,” said Lisa Daugherity, manager of Emergency Services at Hedrick Medical Center. “The community has really stepped up and shown their generosity over the years. Breast cancer affects so many people, and our goal is to help ease the financial burden for those affected. Thank you to everyone for your amazing support.” For more information on the boot drive or on how to purchase a T-shirt, call the Chillicothe Fire Department at 660-646-2139, or Lisa Daugherity at 660-214-8305.