First Christian Church Donates to OMC Cancer Patient Emergency Fund
Pie Auction raises funds for OMC Cancer Patient Emergency Fund
WEST PLAINS, Mo – The First Christian Church of West Plains made
a donation to the Ozarks Medical Center (OMC) Emergency Fund, operated
by the OMC Foundation.
As a congregation, First Christian Church has lost many dear members to
cancer. In the past they have raised funds for other cancer charitable
groups – but after the loss of a particularly young member to cancer
– they felt determined to make a difference here in West Plains.
For the second year in a row, their pie auction raised funds through church
members’ enthusiastic participation at the annual event.
“The members of First Christian Church demonstrate that anyone can
help,” says Carol Silvey, Vice President for Advancement, OMC Foundation.
“For these church members, baking gave their congregation a vehicle
to donate to a cause near and dear to them.”
The OMC Cancer Treatment Center was designed with patients’ comfort
and safety in mind and is equipped to provide high-quality, compassionate
care to patients in south central Missouri and north central Arkansas.
The OMC Cancer Treatment Center first opened its doors in 1998, and currently
sees more than 400 newly diagnosed cancer patients each year, plus hundreds
more who receive ongoing cancer treatment.
The Ozarks Medical Center Foundation established in 1998 as a not-for-profit
501(c)(3) governed by a local board of directors, serves as a liaison
between the donor and OMC to assist the hospital in providing excellent
healthcare to the communities it serves. For more information or to make
a gift to the OMC Foundation, please call 417-853-5200.
Pictured from left to right: Tom Keller, President and CEO, OMC; Joe Harris,
First Christian Church; Dr. Charles Morgan, Oncologist, OMC Cancer Treatment
Center; Kathy Pettie, Ina Bates, and Marjorie Carr, First Christian Church;
Dr. Benjamin Yan, Radiation Oncologist, OMC Cancer Treatment Center