Yakima, WA, October, 2, 2015—Yakima Valley Quilters’ Guild will donate $6,000 to the Memorial Foundation to support breast health screenings for local women. The donation will be made on Thursday, October 8, 2015 at 10:30 a.m. at `Ohana, Memorial’s Mammography Center.
Money for this donation was raised during the guild’s quilt show in May, with 100% of the proceeds from the guild’s silent auction and a portion of the sales of tickets from their raffle quilt “Yakama Trails” going toward this donation.
Since 2003, the Yakima Valley Quilters’ Guild has donated to the Memorial Foundation to support mammograms and other screening and diagnostic testing related to women’s breast health. The donation helps to offset the costs associated with testing for women who might not otherwise be able to pay for these procedures. Over 12 years, it is estimated that the guild has donated nearly $50,000 in funding.
The Yakima Valley Quilters’ Guild, with 70 members, hosts their silent auction and raffle quilt drawing during quilt shows every other year. Members of the guild share a love of quilting and actively support several local organizations through their quilt donations and other activities throughout the year. The guild members donate both personal quilts for individual use and several quilts that other non-profit organizations use as raffle or auction quilts of their own.