Bricks pave the way for regional cancer care center
Want to leave your mark on the new regional cancer care medical center? Here’s your chance. Engraved bricks that will be installed along the walkways and in the courtyard of the new center are being sold.
Want to leave your mark on the new regional cancer care medical center? Here’s your chance. Engraved bricks that will be installed along the walkways and in the courtyard of the new center are being sold. The bricks are part of the fundraising efforts for the Saving Lives Close to Home capital campaign that is committed to raising $5 million for the project. The campaign has already collected over $4.8 million.
The center will bring radiation oncology to a nine-county region for the first time and expand medical specialty services locally.
Two sizes of bricks that are available at various price levels. A 4-by-8-inch engraved brick with 1-inch letters and two lines of text is $100 and with three lines of text is $125. A 16-by-16inch engraved brick starts at $500 and $550 with a logo.
“This is another opportunity for individuals to participate in the effort to close the campaign and to make a lasting impression,” said Sheri Rutledge, development coordinator for Uvalde Memorial Hospital. “It is a special way to pay tribute to someone, such as the birth of a new baby, thank a friend or a memorial. The text can include a personal or business name, a logo, or even a family – it really is up to the donor.”
The campaign was launched in June 2008 when Governor Dolph Briscoe, Jr. and Janey Briscoe Marmion gave the campaign’s lead gift of $1.2-million in memory of the governor’s granddaughter and Janey and Jim Marmion’s daughter, Kate, for whom the new center will be named.
The campaign is aptly named Saving Lives Close to Home because it will build a 20,000-square-foot Regional Cancer Care Medical Center
to provide radiation therapy for cancer patients and assist in recruiting primary and secondary physicians.
The center will be located on four acres of land adjacent to Uvalde Memorial Hospital donated by the late Joseph Puccini.
The additional medical office building will establish a regional center for comprehensive care, expanding the number and types of medical specialists in our service region in the fields of orthopedics, cardiology, surgery and primary care.
The new center will serve patients of Uvalde, Real, Zavala, Edwards, Medina, Maverick, Val Verde, Dimmit and Kinney counties.
“There is an insert brick order form in today’s paper as well as forms at the hospital or online at www.umhtx.org,” said Rutledge.
“We are so thankful for everyone that has supported the campaign; the response has been amazing at every level. We want to invite anyone who has
not participated to join us in closing out the campaign so we can begin construction on the first radiation oncology treatment center in our region,” she said.
All donations to the campaign are tax deductible because Uvalde Memorial Hospital is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) community hospital. For more information or to support the Saving Lives Close to Home Campaign, call Rutledge at 830-278-6251, ext. 1616, or visit the hospital’s Web site at www.umhtx.org.Donations may be mailed to Uvalde Memorial Hospital, 1025 Garner Field Road, Uvalde, TX 78801. For more information call Rutledge at 278-6251, ext. 1616.