Cookeville, TN – The Foundation at Cookeville Regional announces a grant to the Cancer Center at Cookeville Regional to benefit cancer patients. The grant will be used to purchase fabric for lap quilts that will go to cancer patients receiving treatment, provide patient financial assistance, paint a ceiling mural in two treatment areas, and to assist with the purchase of a blanket warmer for the Cancer Center. The advisory committee of the Foundation’s Anne Cameron Fund recommended the grant of $9,500.
Proceeds from the Anne Cameron Golf Classic support several initiatives at Cookeville Regional including a state—of-the-art cancer treatment program, direct patient assistance through the Foundation’s Cancer Care Fund, continuing education for staff, and patient care programs associated with the Cancer Center.
“I was very young when my aunt [Anne Cameron] was ill and passed away,” said Lindsay Cameron Gross. “I remember knowing that the doctors had done all they could for her and wondering why they couldn’t do more. This has made being supportive of the fight against cancer more significant to me and my family. We are blessed that the public continues to participate in the tournament, and honored to be associated with Cookeville Regional.”
The Cancer Center’s Director
, Lisa Bagci , added, “The Cancer Center is grateful to the Cameron golf committee for their hard work and dedication to cancer patients in our community. The blanket warmer unit will be used so that patients undergoing radiation treatments are as comfortable as possible. We are honored to collaborate with the committee on this project and look forward to providing these special touches to patients in the years to come.”
The Foundation at CRMC is a 501 (c) (3) charitable non-profit affiliate of Cookeville Regional Medical Center. Contributions 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 www.thecrmcfoundation.org
PHOTO: Front row starting left is Hallie Lynch, Radiation Therapist; Lisa Bagci, Director of the Cancer Center; Lindsay Cameron-Gross, Anne Cameron Fund Advisory Committee Chair. Back row starting left is Penny Davis, Fund Services Specialist at the Foundation; Teresa Maggart, Chief Radiation Therapist; Ritch Houge, Director of the Foundation; and Tim Stover, owner of Stover’s Wholesale.