CMH Celebrates Cancer Patients with New Hospitality House and Free Art Exhibit
Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for Hospitality House to be held June 2 at 2:15 p.m.
Citizens Memorial Hospital (CMH) announces an open house at the Tremain Family Hospitality House and a free art exhibit in honor of National Cancer Survivor’s Day at the Dunnegan Gallery of Art on Sunday, June 2 from 2 to 4 p.m. CMH will provide complimentary shuttle service to and from both event sites and refreshments will be served. The Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for the Tremain Family Hospitality House will be held at 2:15 p.m.
Tremain Family Hospitality House at CMH
The Hospitality House is located across the street from the Carrie J. Babb Cancer Center at CMH (CJBCC) and is an expanded service for oncology patients receiving treatment and care at the Cancer Center.
The facility includes six guest rooms, a kitchen, gathering room, dining room, laundry facilities, computer access, covered front porch and staff office. Each guest room has a handicapped accessible bathroom. The facility also features a tornado-safe room. A donor recognition board will be displayed in the house.
The Hospitality house will provide a place for patients and their caregiver to stay at a minimal cost as needed during their treatment regimen. The house is staffed by trained CMH Volunteers. The lead donation for the project was given by Juanita Tremain through the Tremain Family Trust. To-date, the Auxiliary has raised nearly $550,000 to support the Hospitality House. The house is located at 1705 N. Oakland, Bolivar across the street from the CJBCC.
Art Exhibit at Dunnegan Gallery of Art
The CJBCC and Dunnegan Gallery of Art will host a free art exhibit in honor of National Cancer Survivor’s Day. The gallery is located at 511 N. Pike, Bolivar.
“Everyone has been touched by cancer,” says Robert McMillan, director of oncology support at the cancer center. “We hope this art exhibit will inspire others on their cancer journey and we are pleased to work with the Dunnegan Gallery of Art to bring the artwork to Bolivar.”
Lilly Oncology on Canvas: Expressions of a Cancer Journey is a nationwide art exhibition honoring the journeys people face when confronted by a cancer diagnosis. The free event will showcase select pieces of art reproduced from the original 2010 and 2012 Lilly Oncology On Canvas competition. Themes explored in this inspiring collection range from fear and hope, to loss and survival, to isolation and the embrace of family and friends. The tour is made possible by Lilly and the National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship and will be on display at the gallery thru Friday, June 7.
For more information regarding both events or for more information about oncology services at Citizens Memorial Hospital, contact the CMH Information Center at 417-328-6010 or 888-328-6010 or www.citizensmemorial.com.
May 09, 2013