The Foundation at Murray-Calloway County Hospital recently hosted a virtual telethon “Call Out Cancer” in October on the MCCH FaceBook page. The FaceBook Live event featured different personalities and nightly entertainment and recognized our Men in Pink of Calloway County. In conjunction, Calloway County Men in Pink coordinated by Martha Andrus and Kelly Chapman together raised $97,744.
The funds raised will go directly to the Enduring Hope Campaign to build a new Regional Cancer Center. The funds will support new cancer technology including a new linear accelerator, and private infusion bays.
A special thank you to our nightly community sponsors for the virtual telethon, which included the following:
Monday – CFSB & Bacon, Farmer, and Workman Engineering and Testing/Marcum Engineering
Tuesday – FNB & Meineke
Wednesday – Markethouse Realty
Thursday – David Taylor Chrysler
Friday – Murray Anesthesia Group
We would also like to thank our Men in Pink of Calloway County who went above and beyond to raise funds and keep them local to support cancer patients and families in our region. Listed are the MIP in order of funds raised.
Chip Adams – $22,645, Matt Price, $21,939, Colin Fitzgerald, $8,631, Darren Yates, $7,372, Jeffrey Rudy, $6,605, Chuck Williams, $5,320, Dan Otterson, $3,421, Lance Allison, $1,815, Matt Purdy, $1,685 and Trevor Saucier, $790.
“The Men in Pink of Calloway County was just an outstanding effort on the part of these group of guys to really be creative and create awareness in the community to raise funds for a new cancer center that will impact lives for years to come,” said Jerry Penner, CEO.