Ties that Bind

Lynne Albonetti and Cheryl Garth, two of our Corporate building team members, recently became unofficial members of our cancer treatment team.

Cheryl, a cancer survivor herself, read about a support group that provides blankets to patients undergoing chemotherapy. She and Lynne decided to replicate that effort for our patients, and they, along with other team members, began making hand-tied fleece blankets during their lunch hours and after work.

The Baptist Memorial Health Care Foundation stepped in to provide funding for the project. Now, after their first chemotherapy treatment, Baptist Cancer Center patients will receive a blanket, a carryall and a card signed by the people who lovingly made their gift. This is one of the many ways our Foundations amplify our team’s efforts so even more people can benefit from them.

Lynne and Cheryl prove that any of us – whether we work in a hospital, clinic or office – can provide empathetic care to our patients. They join team members and volunteers throughout our system who give their free time to provide comfort and support to our patients and our communities. Your compassion, commitment and generosity are truly inspirational.

Do you have other examples of our team members’ generosity? Tell me by email, tweet me @jason_m_little or find me on LinkedIn.

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