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posted on: 10/8/2020 4:07:01 PM
Lima Memorial Foundation Creates Interactive Mural & Inspires Hope
The Lima Memorial Foundation has embarked on A Journey Like No Other as it unites the community to take on the top four cancers impacting our region – lung, breast, prostate and colorectal cancers. While the Lima Memorial Foundation’s signature Journey fundraising gala cannot be held in its typical fashion, the Foundation is rallying support to meet this critical community need and inviting those impacted by cancer to participate in creating an interactive Journey mural.
Cancer survivors, their families, caregivers and community champions have been invited to paint messages of hope, inspiration and remembrance on a Journey Mural, which is being created on the former Hefner Dairy Barn on Eastown Road next to the Lima Memorial Medical Park. While layers of paint will begin to build over personal expressions, a public message of hope and encouragement will remain. Once complete, the Journey Mural will become a destination for our community and passersby to stop, reflect and capture that day’s Journey.
A Journey Like No Other also features an online auction. Now through October 15, community members are encouraged to participate in the silent auction, which includes more than 80 items and experiences and donation opportunities. The auction can be accessed by visiting ajourneylikenoother.org.
“While much of our focus this year has been on the COVID-19 crisis, the need to support oncology advancements for our region has never been greater. Together, we will arm our physicians with advanced resources and the latest in imaging and diagnostic technology to detect and diagnose cancer at its earliest, most treatable stage,” stated Lynn Carpenter, Executive Director of the Lima Memorial Foundation. “We’ve proven time and time again, when we join together, we have the ability to affect change in our community and save lives.”