Tree Raffle to Benefit Cancer Center at Mercy

December 5, 2012

Nurse Alison Schmidt adjust ornaments

on the Christmas tree that will be

raffled to benefit cancer patients.

Elegance on Pennsylvania Avenue in downtown Independence and owner Bev Zemlock have once again launc hed a holiday fund-raising raffle to support the Cancer Center at Mercy Hospital.


The store has donated a traditionally decorated white-flocked Christmas tree, complete with old-fashioned Santa and sleigh ornaments, to adorn the Cancer Center and offer cheer to the patients. The tree, valued at several hundred dollars, will be raffled Jan. 3, and proceeds will benefit the Cancer Center.

An identical Christmas tree is on display in the Elegance store window, 221 N. Penn, and raffle tickets are available at the store or in the cancer center for $5 each or a group of five tickets for $20.
Recent renovation and expansion projects at the center have expanded to encompass new furnishings and décor for the center’s waiting area to further enhance the patient and familyexperience.
The cancer center operates as a satellite clinic of the Cancer Center of Kansas, based in Wichita, and offers chemotherapy, medication injections, infusion and blood transfusion services five days a week, as well as weekly oncologist appointments.


Raffle tickets and more information also are available by contacting the Mercy Hospital Marketing/Foundation office at 620-332-3248.