Anne Cameron Fund supports lap quilts for Cancer Center at Cookeville Regional


(Cookeville, TN) - The 37th Anne Cameron Golf Classic held last June netted more than $10,000 for the Anne Cameron Fund of the Foundation at Cookeville Regional.  This month, as part of the Foundation grant rounds at Cookeville Regional, the Anne Cameron Fund awarded $9,500 to the Cancer Center at Cookeville Regional for staff training programs, facility improvements, capital equipment and quilts. 


 Patients receiving chemo treatments at Cookeville Regional sometimes feel chilled.  Over the years various organizations have provided lap blankets or quilts for their comfort.  The Anne Cameron Fund is dedicated to helping cancer patients and this year the Advisory Committee noted the need for lap blankets and quilts and made it part of their grant recommendations this year.


 Kelly Houge, a new resident of Cookeville and quilter, offered to make several lap quilts for the patients while she became acquainted with her new home.  The Anne Cameron Fund Advisory Committee recommended $500 of their grants to be used for fabric for patient lap quilts.  On November 26, Ms. Houge presented the first five lap quilts to the Cancer Center.


The Foundation at CRMC is a 501 (c) (3) charitable non-profit organization.  As an independent affiliate of the Cookeville Regional Medical Center, the Foundation’s mission is to generate contributions to assist CRMC in fulfilling its mission to provide quality healthcare to our community.  Contributions to the Foundation are tax deductible to the full extent allowed by law.  Our federal taxpayer identification number is 20-1550666.  For more information please visit our website


PHOTO:  Shown from left to right presenting the first five lap quilts to the Cancer Center is Tim Stover, owner of Stover’s Wholesale; Ritch Houge, Director of the Foundation; Lindsay Cameron-Gross, Anne Cameron Fund Advisory Committee Chair; Lisa Bagci, Director of the Cancer Center; and Kelly Houge.