The Marmion Foundation grants $ 40,000 for transporting cancer patients
The Kate Marmion Charitable Foundation has awarded a grant of $ 40,000 to support Kate Marmion Rides to Radiation. The grant will fund the operations of two vans used to transport radiation therapy patients from nine counties to and from their daily treatments to the Clear Springs Center for Cancer Care in Uvalde.
The Kate Marmion Charitable Foundation was established in 2008 to honor the memory of Janey Katherine “Kate” Marmion by her mother, the late Janey Briscoe Marmion, and her grandfather, the late Governor Dolph Briscoe, Jr.
The mission of the Kate Marmion Charitable Foundation is to encourage, support and promote the people, places and programs in Uvalde and the greater South Texas area that were important to Kate and her family, especially the interests children, education, agriculturee, and the history, culture, art and literature of Southwest America.
“The Kate Marmion Rides to Radiation program does an incredible job in South Texas,” said Dolph Briscoe IV, president of the foundation. “Our foundation, in memory of my cousin Kate, Aunt Janey and my grandparents, is honored to support the Rides to Radiation program and its dedicated service to the people of our region.”
“We are very grateful to receive the generous support of the Kate Marmion Charitable Foundation,” said Sheri Rutledge, Executive Director of Rides to Radiation, “It’s so important to have the foundation’s continued support for our mission. Their grant helps us maximize the independence of our patients and reduce the impact on their daily lives as they battle cancer.
“The safety of our patients and our van drivers is of great importance to us,” said Rutledge.
“We continue to require that occupants wear face masks and that the interiors of vans be cleaned and disinfected daily, as well as sanitation supplies in each van for patient use.
“These efforts have increased the costs of providing the service and the top priority of the Foundation Board is to be good stewards of donor donations and to ensure that excellent service is provided in an efficient and economical manner.”