Local Ford Dealers present Breast Cancer Awareness Quilt to Oakland MRI Center

In recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month and in partnership with Ford Warriors in Pink, Kathy Shaffer of Shaffer Ford in Oakland and Greg and Vivian Diehl of Diehl’s Ford in Grantsville presented a handmade quilt from the Annual Warrior Quilt Project to Oakland MRI Center.

The pink quilt featured fabric squares adorned with messages of support and hope from breast cancer survivors and their loved ones.  It will be displayed at Oakland MRI Center as a symbol of hope and comfort to women receiving 3D mammography or other diagnostic services.

During the month of October, Oakland MRI sold commemorative breast cancer awareness t-shirts with portions of the proceeds going to Cindy’s Fund, a local non-profit whose mission supports Garrett Countians undergoing cancer treatment.  Offering flexible hours and timely results, Oakland MRI is open Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. with diagnostic services that include 3D Mammography, Breast Ultra Sound, Dexa Bone Density screening and MRIs.

Donation to Oakland MRI Center

Pictured left to right: Greg Diehl and Vivian Diehl of Diehl’s Ford, Kendra Thayer, GRMC Senior Vice President of Patient Care Services; Kathy Shaffer of Shafer Ford; and Cindy Chaney, Office Manager and Angela Hetrick of Oakland MRI.  Front row left to right: Susan Chapman, Trina Stemple, Leslie Miller, and Becky Werner of Oakland MRI. 

About Ford Warriors in Pink Annual Warrior Quilt Project Ford Motor Company has been active in the fight against breast cancer since 1993. Over a decade ago, Ford intensified its efforts with the introduction of Ford Warriors in Pink. To recognize the Warriors making a stand against breast cancer, Neighborhood Ford Store partners with the Pittsburgh Race for the Cure for the Annual Warrior Quilt Project. Warrior Quilts are made of fabric squares decorated at Neighborhood Ford Store’s booth at the Pittsburgh Race for the Cure. Each square has a message of encouragement and hope for survivors and loved ones. Each quilt reminds us of how many lives breast cancer affects, while also symbolizing the effort to defeat it.In October (Breast Cancer Awareness Month) quilts are donated to breast cancer treatment centers at hospitals and clinics throughout the region.

Garrett Regional Medical Center (GRMC) Garrett Regional Medical Center is an award winning, progressive, Joint Commission accredited acute care facility with 55 inpatient beds in Oakland, Maryland.  The hospital serves a population of 46,000 residents within Garrett County and surrounding communities in Maryland, Pennsylvania and West Virginia.  Originally established in 1950, the hospital has continuously evolved to advance the health and wellness needs of the region. Through its clinical affiliation with WVU Medicine, GRMC offers comprehensive health care services unique to a rural location. GRMC is one of the county’s largest employers with more than 450 team members, who are each dedicated to our mission of striving to treat every patient like family.  Learn more at https://www.grmc-wvumedicine.org/

Contact: For more information, contact Miranda Kessel, Marketing Coordinator, at 301-533-4178 or mkessel@gcmh.com.