Memorial Health Foundation’s 18th Annual Hollywood Nights Fashion Show Raises a Record in Donations.
The show raised $128,931 to support local cancer patients. The fashion show, presented by Eramet, was held April 28 at the Dyson-Bado Recreation Center at Marietta College and was attended by over 700 people.
“We’ve been overwhelmed by the support from the community. This event broke records, and we’re grateful to everyone who made it happen.” According to Jarrett Stull, executive director of the Memorial Health Foundation. “All proceeds from the fashion show will benefit local cancer center patients and help them maintain quality of life and continuity of care.”
The fashion show featured models diagnosed with or undergoing treatment for cancer at the Belpre Cancer Center. These brave individuals demonstrated courage, resilience and positivity on the runway, inspiring hope and healing in the hearts of all in the audience, Stull said.
“It was so powerful to see the community, oncologists, doctors, nurses and the audience cheering us on as we walked down the runway.” said Matt Hill, one of the models who walked the runway during the show. “It was an amazing night, and meeting other cancer patients and being able to have that time and get to know them and make a connection was really special.
Lacey Sayre, another model, echoed Hill’s sentiments.
“I had an amazing time. It was great to see Dr. Cowley[an oncologist at Belpre Cancer Center]dancing and cheering on the model. Sayre said. “There are not many oncologists who do that. I was able to walk the runway with my son, and that was a very special moment for me as well.
Memorial Health System is committed to providing exceptional care to the community regardless of financial need. The support and dedication of medical professionals to their patients was shown in the recently held fashion show. The event not only raised a significant amount of money for the Cancer Center’s Patient Emergency and Breast Health Fund, but also brought the community and medical professionals together to show unrelenting support for those affected by cancer.
“$128,931 in proceeds from the 18th Annual Memorial Health Foundation Fashion Show will go to the Cancer Center’s Patient Emergency and Breast Health Funds. Stull said. “This assistance includes transportation to and from appointments, prescription medications, essential dental care, screening mammograms, and free wigs for patients with medically induced hair loss. The impact this event has on the lives of cancer patients in our community cannot be overstated. For many of these individuals, cancer treatment is financially unaffordable.” The burden can be overwhelming, forcing them to choose between paying for basic needs and accessing life-saving care.The Cancer Center’s Inpatient Emergency and Breast Health Funds provide critical support so patients can focus on their treatment and recovery without additional stress or financial hardship.
Memorial Health Foundation encourages anyone diagnosed with or currently undergoing treatment for cancer to consider care at Memorial Health System, regardless of the patient’s financial situation. To make a contribution to the Memorial Health Foundation or learn more about how to help, go to mhsystem.org/foundation or contact the Memorial Health Foundation at (740) 374-4913.
Memorial Health Foundation is a non-profit organization that supports a healthy community through education, special patient assistance funds, charitable care, state-of-the-art medical equipment and financial assistance to areas of greatest need in Memorial Health. system and society.