BCHC Accepts Donations

Two long-time Albion families donated $1000 each to the Health Center’s Cancer Care, Navigating Your Journey program.  The Jim Sock and Faye Gray families both donated in honor of their loved one, Joyce Sock and Robert “Bob” Gray.
Joyce’s husband Jim and their four children along with Joyce’s sister Theresa wish to use memorial money given to the family to purchase a piece of equipment in her memory.  The Health Center has used their donation to purchase an Infusion (IV) pump.  The new IV pump can be used by many patients receiving either chemotherapy or other infusion treatment at the hospital.  “One gift can make a meaningful difference.  Jim and his family spoke highly of the Cancer Care team and his donation in Joyce’s honor will benefit many,” commented Aprill Murphy, Foundation Director at the Health Center.
Joyce Sock was elected to the Boone County Assessor Office for fifteen years.  She was known for her fairness and professionalism in the office.  For ten years, Joyce battled what started as colon cancer but progressed into lung cancer.  During that time she maintained a balance in her life and work and will be remembered for her courage.
The Gray family gift will be used to purchase an oncology cart with a portion of the donation put towards gas vouchers for cancer patients at the Health Center.  Cancer treatments can take a financial toll on families and the gas vouchers help defray travel expenses to and from their treatments and doctor visits.  The donation for a new oncology cart means all three private bays in the oncology suite will have supplies needed for that patient.  Nurses will not have to leave the room to get supplies and can spend more time with their patients.
Linda Mueller, Bob Gray’s daughter, said “My dad would do anything for anybody.  He was a long-time area trucker and everyone knew him as a friend.”  “Bob received chemotherapy treatments at the Health Center.  He and his family were grateful that care was available right here in his hometown, therefore Bob’s family saw it fitting to donate to that part of the Health Center,” commented Murphy.