On Thursday, November 25, the University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Foundation will provide Thanksgiving meals to patients and their families staying at the Markey Cancer Center for treatment during the Thanksgiving holiday.
Through generous donations from members of the community, this will mark the 6th consecutive year that the Markey Cancer Foundation has provided Thanksgiving dinner to patients and their families.
“We all know that being hospitalized over the holidays is difficult not only for patients but also for their families. Which is why we are so proud to provide this wonderful Thanksgiving meal for our patients and those who cherish and support them. We are thankful for all the generous donors who help make this possible,” says Michael Delzotti, President and CEO of the Markey Cancer Foundation.
With just a sixteen-dollar gift to the Markey Cancer Foundation, friends, family, and neighbors can provide one Thanksgiving meal with all the trimmings to patients and their families at Markey, with the goal of bringing a bit of normalcy and comfort to those spending their holiday receiving in-patient treatment.
“No one plans on spending any holidays in the hospital, but sometimes it happens. The Thanksgiving meal is such a treat to the patients and the staff because even though we are not with our families we are able to celebrate and enjoy a meal as if we were home. The staff become family to the patients & vice versa, ”says Kimberly Poole, BSN,RN, Markey Cancer Center Nurse.
Members of the community can also provide uplifting and kind messages to patients, which will be displayed on a banner on the in-patient floor.
To view all message submitted to the patients, please click here.