WILLARD - Mercy Hospital of Willard received $2,010 from the "Yes Ma'am for Mammograms" quilt fundraiser. Pat Scheid, cancer survivor from Monroeville, has led this fundraiser for the past seven years. She and her circle of quilters have raised more than $23,000, which has provided mammograms for the uninsured or under insured women of the surrounding communities.
Pat Scheid, Kathy Camp, Barbara Smith, Sue Schindly and Ruth Reed quilted this year's heirloom while Maryanne Crawford added the special quilting label. This team of quilters shared their creative talents for a worthy cause women helping women. They not only took part in the legendary craft of quilting, but also sold the chances for the raffle drawing with the help of Maryanne Crawford and Beverly Mohl. The profits from this fundraiser are shared equally between Mercy Hospital of Willard and Fisher Titus Medical Center, as both facilities serve the Huron county area.
This year's quilt winner was drawn on Oct. 30 at Berry's Restaurant in Norwalk where the quilters met for dinner. A waitress at the restaurant assisted with the drawing and the following were the winners: Carol Fries of Norwalk won the quilt. Judy Crafts of Willard won a basket, Pat Elmlinger of Willard won a pillow and Pat Sullivan of Willard won a tote bag.
Julie Landoll, L.S.W. from Mercy Hospital of Willard and Michele Skin, Fisher-Titus Foundation director were present at the dinner and, on behalf of the hospitals, commended Scheid and her quilters for the many hours they so passionately donated as well as their commitment to increase awareness of breast cancer prevention. They affirmed that early detection and treatment are crucial components in fighting breast cancer.