OakBend Medical Center’s sixth annual Patchwork of Life event was the hospital’s largest fundraiser to date. The event raised almost $390,000 and those funds will benefit the intensive care unit at OakBend’s Jackson Street Campus. The money raised will be used for renovations that will help create a warm environment that inspires healing and helps patients achieve their best possible outcomes.
Ann and Jeff Council were the 2018 honorees for the event. Both Ann and Jeff have devoted years of service to OakBend Medical Center. Jeff has been on the board of director for more than 30 years and currently serves as the board president. Ann has been an active member of the Patchwork of Life committee since its inception and was also among the honorees in the inaugural event. A video played commemorating their service to not just OakBend Medical Center but to Fort Bend County and many of its non-profits.
Additionally, the hospital began an annual award named after Jeff Council, the “Jeff Council Award for Dedicated Service to OakBend Medical Center.” Each year, the hospital will recognize someone that has given back to OakBend in many ways.
With a crowd of over 700 attendees, this year’s live auction brought in $117,000, the most lucrative auction to date.
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 ICU upon completion.