The First Christian Church of West Plains donated over $5,000 to the Ozarks
Medical Center (OMC) Cancer Patient Emergency Fund, operated by the OMC
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 compelled to make a difference here in West Plains.
For the third 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 of Advancement, OMC Foundation.
“For these church members, baking gives 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) with 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: Carol Silvey, Vice President of Advancement,
OMC Foundation; Alexandra Malisheski, R.N., Manager, Oncology Services,
Ozarks Medical Center; Kathy Pettit, Ina Bates, Joe Harris, First Christian
Church; Charles Morgan, M.D., Oncologist, OMC Cancer Treatment Center.