WHAT: A 2013 “Warriors in Pink” quilt will be unveiled and presented to hang on permanent display at the Images Breast Imaging Center at Trinity Health System East. The handmade quilt is comprised of nearly 100 squares individually-decorated with messages of hope and inspiration by supporters at the Pittsburgh Komen Race for the Cure. The volunteer quilter who spent countless hours hand-sewing this quilt will also be on hand and say a few words about her commitment to the cause.
WHEN: Wednesday, Oct. 2 at 2:00 p.m.
WHERE: Images Breast Imaging Center at Trinity Health System East, 380 Summit Ave., Steubenville, OH 43952
WHO: Keith Murdock, of Trinity Health System; Helen Carson of Pittsburgh, who lovingly and painstakingly hand-stitched this beautiful quilt; Steve Diomedi, General Manager of Team Ford in Steubenville, representing the Neighborhood Ford Store
VISUALS: Unveiling of a beautiful and colorful 2013 Ford Warriors in Pink Quilt – made up of nearly 100 fabric squares, each individually hand decorated with a message of hope or remembrance and representing the fight against breast cancer.
ADDITIONAL INFO: The Warrior Quilt Project is an initiative of the Neighborhood Ford Store to provide hope, comfort and inspiration for those undergoing breast cancer treatment. Every square of the handmade quilt represents a story. Individual fabric squares were decorated by breast cancer survivors, their families and supporters from throughout the region. Local volunteer quilters spent the summer piecing together those squares into the batch of 2013 Warrior Quilts. More information is at www.QuiltForTheCure.com.
Launched in 2006, Ford’s national Warriors in Pink campaign recognizes the strength and courage necessary to deal with the everyday challenges of fighting breast cancer. To date, Ford has dedicated more than $120 million to the cause.
This was the fifth year for the Neighborhood Ford Store’s “Warriors in Pink” Quilt program. Neighborhood Ford Store is a group of 81 Ford dealers in southwest Pennsylvania, southeast Ohio and the panhandles of Maryland and West Virginia.