Wheeling Hospital Receives Warriors in Pink Quilt

In recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the Neighborhood Ford Store has presented a Warriors in Pink quilt to Wheeling Hospital’s Comprehensive Breast Care Center.

Jim Robinson, owner of the Jim Robinson Ford dealership at The Highlands, made the presentation to Dr. Jondavid Pollock, a radiation oncologist at the hospital’s Schiffler Cancer Center, on Tuesday, Oct. 14. The pink quilt will be on display at the Comprehensive Breast Care Center through next year.

“This is the third quilt that Wheeling Hospital has received because they have such a wonderful program,” said Nancy Lewis, public relations account manager for the Neighborhood Ford Store, a group that represents 81 Ford dealers in West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Ohio and Maryland.

Warriors quilts are composed of fabric squares decorated at the Neighborhood Ford Store booth at the Pittsburgh Race for the Cure held in Schenley Park on Mother’s Day, Lewis said. The quilt squares offer messages of encouragement and hope for cancer patients, honor survivors and remember loved ones.

Each year, a volunteer quilter assembles the fabric squares and stitches them into quilts. This year’s quilter is Sharon Hansen of McKeesport, Pa. Her signature can be seen on the back of the quilt given to Wheeling Hospital.

“These are works of art, works of art with a heart,” Lewis commented.

Area residents are encouraged to make patches for the quilts and/or offer their talents to assemble the quilts, she said.

More information can be found online at www.quiltforthecure.com.

Pollock remarked, “Any time the community is involved in survivorship, it’s exciting. It’s all good.”

The quilts symbolize heartfelt involvement by community members and “buy-in” for patients undergoing treatment and in recovery, the radiation oncologist said.

“We all have moms. It (breast cancer) affects every one of us. It affects the entire family unit, the whole village,” Pollock said.

Each October, several Warriors in Pink quilts are donated to breast cancer treatment centers at hospitals and clinics throughout the western Pennsylvania and northern West Virginia region.

“The Neighborhood Ford Store’s quilt project has meant a lot to many cancer patients and survivors,” said Robinson, a former NFS board member. “While some of the quilts are given to individual winners, we wanted to spread the message of hope further. We hope patients and visitors to the Comprehensive Breast Care Center find strength in the heartfelt patches.”

Regarding treatment and recovery, breast surgeon Dr. Rose Hardin stated, “The single most important part in improved outcomes in breast cancer lies with the patient. Education, screenings, mammograms and successful treatment of disease in early stages have made the greatest differences in terms of breast cancer mortality in the last 10 years.”

Wheeling Hospital Receives Warriors in Pink Quilt

In recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the Neighborhood Ford Store has presented a Warriors in Pink quilt to Wheeling Hospital’s Comprehensive Breast Care Center.

Jim Robinson, owner of the Jim Robinson Ford dealership at The Highlands, made the presentation to Dr. Jondavid Pollock, a radiation oncologist at the hospital’s Schiffler Cancer Center, on Tuesday, Oct. 14. The pink quilt will be on display at the Comprehensive Breast Care Center through next year.

“This is the third quilt that Wheeling Hospital has received because they have such a wonderful program,” said Nancy Lewis, public relations account manager for the Neighborhood Ford Store, a group that represents 81 Ford dealers in West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Ohio and Maryland.

Warriors quilts are composed of fabric squares decorated at the Neighborhood Ford Store booth at the Pittsburgh Race for the Cure held in Schenley Park on Mother’s Day, Lewis said. The quilt squares offer messages of encouragement and hope for cancer patients, honor survivors and remember loved ones.

Each year, a volunteer quilter assembles the fabric squares and stitches them into quilts. This year’s quilter is Sharon Hansen of McKeesport, Pa. Her signature can be seen on the back of the quilt given to Wheeling Hospital.

“These are works of art, works of art with a heart,” Lewis commented.

Area residents are encouraged to make patches for the quilts and/or offer their talents to assemble the quilts, she said.

More information can be found online at www.quiltforthecure.com.

Pollock remarked, “Any time the community is involved in survivorship, it’s exciting. It’s all good.”

The quilts symbolize heartfelt involvement by community members and “buy-in” for patients undergoing treatment and in recovery, the radiation oncologist said.

“We all have moms. It (breast cancer) affects every one of us. It affects the entire family unit, the whole village,” Pollock said.

Each October, several Warriors in Pink quilts are donated to breast cancer treatment centers at hospitals and clinics throughout the western Pennsylvania and northern West Virginia region.

“The Neighborhood Ford Store’s quilt project has meant a lot to many cancer patients and survivors,” said Robinson, a former NFS board member. “While some of the quilts are given to individual winners, we wanted to spread the message of hope further. We hope patients and visitors to the Comprehensive Breast Care Center find strength in the heartfelt patches.”

Regarding treatment and recovery, breast surgeon Dr. Rose Hardin stated, “The single most important part in improved outcomes in breast cancer lies with the patient. Education, screenings, mammograms and successful treatment of disease in early stages have made the greatest differences in terms of breast cancer mortality in the last 10 years.”