COLUMBIA, Tenn. – A local breast cancer survivor has donated $8,500 to the Maury Regional Health Care Foundation’s Women’s Center Fund to help cancer patients in need.
Columbia resident Kim Duff said she, her family and friends wanted to assist cancer patients whose financial resources are limited. “When you are taking treatments for cancer, you come to realize that there are others who are in worse situations than you and many people simply cannot afford everything they need,” said Duff.
T-shirts with a Mule Day theme were sold in several local businesses and the response was overwhelming. “Everyone is so generous when it comes to breast cancer, and any type of cancer. I think it is because so many people have been touched by cancer,” she said. “Special thanks go to the Women’s Center and the local businesses that supported this fundraiser.” Businesses assisting with the fundraiser included Bella Salon, Clique’s Salon, Express Signs, J&S Salon, Lords and Ladies and Pizazz.
Proceeds from the sale were donated to the foundation’s Women’s Center Fund to assist local cancer patients with expenses such as wigs, headpieces, camisoles and lymphedema sleeves during their medical treatment. The fund also provides mammograms for patients who cannot afford one. “Whatever their need, if we can help in some way, then we have done what we set out to do,” said Duff, who plans to continue raising funds to assist local cancer patients.
“Community support of the foundation’s programs and services allows us to do more for individuals in need. We are very grateful to Kim, her family and friends,” said Foundation Executive Director Joe Kilgore.
To learn more about the foundation or to make a donation, visit mauryregionalfoundation.com or call 931.380.4075.