Harvest for Hope reaps exceptional support for breast health care at RMH

There were many goosebump moments at the Harvest for Hope event on October 6th.

When Laura Kelly spoke of her family’s profound losses to cancer and the difficult decisions she’s made to stay healthy.

When the audience rose to give breast healthcare fundraiser Therese Scheer a standing ovation for her efforts over the years.

When the audience realized the first models in the fashion show were all breast cancer survivors. 

These heartfelt moments were sprinkled through an evening of inspiration and entertainment, thanks to Sherry Peel, owner of Bigley Shoes and Clothing in Bobcaygeon, and local fundraiser Therese Scheer, who made a goal to help raise $100,000 in ten years to enhance breast imaging services at the Ross Memorial Hospital.

Their efforts, and the exceptional generosity of those who attended the Harvest for Hope, helped raise $31,000 which will improve patient care through cancer screening, diagnosis and biopsy testing. 

“The energy at the Harvest for Hope was wonderful. We were touched by the support of so many people in the community, women and men,” said Erin Coons, RMHF Executive Director. “And when all the breast cancer survivors in the audience were asked to stand and be recognized, it showed that events such as these have a real impact on people we know. Together, we’re helping patients to get diagnosed and treated sooner, and giving them the best chance for a good outcome.”

Organizers of Harvest for Hope event present gift to RMH

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