OakBend Medical Center’s seventh annual Patchwork of Life event was another very successful fundraising event for the hospital. The event raised more than $350,000 and those funds will go toward a 3D Mammography machine for the Women’s Imaging Department at OakBend’s Jackson Street Campus.
With a crowd of over 650 attendees, this year’s live auction brought in more than $100,000, with popular items like a Tuscan villa vacation, and African Safari and a Houston sports ticket package causing some friendly competition.
“This year’s Patchwork of Life event was a fantastically successful evening. The Fort Bend community continues to provide great support to OakBend Medical Center. We are so appreciative of those who made it out and for their wonderful generosity,” said Beth Johnson, event chair.
Guests also had the opportunity to purchase and personalize a quilt square for the annual dedication quilt made by Pat Hebert. Pat has made a quilt for each Patchwork of Life event since 2013 and this year’s quilt will hang in the Women’s Imaging Department upon completion.
“Patchwork was energetic and the audience was very generous,” said May Tape, OakBend Medical Center Board President. “The personal testimonies from community members in the audience were one of the highlights of the evening for me. I love hearing how OakBend has impacted their lives. I’m proud to be associated with OakBend!”