Breast Cancer Chair Donated to SOMC Cancer CenterPosted on April 8, 2011
Elise Conn, a senior at Notre Dame High School, painted a chair to raise awareness for breast cancer. She spent four weeks preparing the chair during school hours and then it was auctioned off at Notre Dame’s Bid Your Heart Out annual fundraiser. The winning bid went to Barbara Burke of McDermott. Burke bid on the chair because her family has been touched by cancer and she felt the chair was charming. Burke chose to donate the chair to the SOMC Cancer Center to inspire patients. The money raised from the purchase of the chair has been donated to the Relay For Life team at Notre Dame to further cancer research. Shown above with the chair at the SOMC Cancer Center is (from l to r) Kelly Lawson, clinical manager of Oncology Services at SOMC, Barbara Burke, Elise Conn and her mother, Barbara Conn.