HOISINGTON — Kans for Kids recently received two handmade quilts it will raffle to raise funds to continue efforts to support children living with cancer in Barton and Russell counties.
Nadine Jones and Jane Hoff created one of the quilts. Filled with breast cancer pink ribbons on a brown, green and pink background, verses of the poem, “What Cancer Can’t Do” has been carefully cut into pieces and scattered throughout the quilt. Quilting was done by Linda Huff, Bushton.
Valeda Hitschmann created the other quilt, using a pallet of burgundy, green, blue and gold. Both are currently on display at First Kansas Bank, Great Bend, until Aug. 28, and from there it will move to the Hoisington location for three weeks, and finally the Claflin location from Sept. 18-29.
Kans for Kids is currently providing financial and emotional support to 13-year-old Dade Cannon, Great Bend, who has been battling leukemia for 8 years. He is currently a patient at the National Institute of Health in Bethesda, Md. Also receiving assistance is four-year-old Gael Bujanda, Great Bend, who is undergoing treatment for a brain tumor at Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City.
The drawing will take place on Sunday, Oct. 1, at the Kasselman Farm during the annual Fall Fun Festival, a benefit for Kans for Kids. Tickets will be available for a $10 suggested donation at each of the display locations or by contacting Kans for Kids Director Deb Reif at 620-653-2210.