The congregation of Hurlock United Methodist Church recently donated $2624 to UM Memorial Hospital Foundation to benefit the Wig Room at the Cancer Center at UM Shore Regional Health. Pastor Joan Brooks presented the check to Jeanie Scott, Oncology Services manager, earlier this month.
According to Scott, Pastor Brooks indicated that the congregation was inspired to give because of one of their members has been undergoing cancer treatment. They wanted to do something to honor her journey, and once Pastor Brooks put out the call, members responded very generously within a week’s time.
“Patients who undergo cancer care often have physical changes,” says Scott. “Those changes that are easily visible can add to an already stressful ordeal. Gifts like these can make a world of difference! We are extremely appreciative for the generosity of the Hurlock United Methodist parishioners’ generosity.”
About UM Shore Regional Health: As part of the University of Maryland Medical System (UMMS), University of Maryland Shore Regional Health is the principal provider of comprehensive health care services for more than 170,000 residents of Caroline, Dorchester, Kent, Queen Anne’s and Talbot counties on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. UM Shore Regional Health’s team of more than 2,600 employees, medical staff, board members and volunteers work with various community partners to fulfill the organization’s mission of Creating Healthier Communities Together.
UM Memorial Hospital Foundation is a private, nonprofit organization serving the fundraising needs of UM Shore Medical Center at Easton and UM Shore Regional Health. Through its philanthropic efforts, the Foundation supports UM Shore Regional Health’s ability to provide quality healthcare to the local community by contributing to hospital programs and services.