Quilt raffle funds scholarships

By Mary Louise Ruehr | Record-Courier Day Editor Published:

Each year, Nora Brant of Mantua creates a quilt and raffles it in the name of her late daughter, Meghan, to raise money for ovarian cancer research.

Part of the proceeds from this year's raffle will fund four scholarships of $500 each.

"The scholarships are open to anyone taking college classes, including those who are studying for a new career later in their life's journey," said Brant. Applications are now being accepted and can be downloaded online in PDF form at http://tinyurl.com/lrlcvfd.

Applicants do not have to be involved in health-related studies. "If you or someone you know could use financial assistance to pay for classes, books or other education expenses, please consider applying for Meghan's scholarships," Brant said.

Applicants are asked to complete the form and send it to Brant by Feb. 28 for consideration.

Tom and Barb Weiher of Hubertus, Wis., won this year's quilt raffle. Tickets were sold to people as far away as Australia and Scotland.

In addition, as part of their 25-year reunion, Meghan's classmates at Crestwood High School sponsored a 5K race at Derthick's corn maze in Mantua to raise money for classmates who had cancer. They donated $600 to Meghan's fund.

The quilt raffle and donations raised $4,182. Of that, the Gathering Place, which extends assistance to those touched by cancer, received $1,702; the money funded the four scholarships; and the balance was divided between University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center in University Circle and UH Seidman Cancer Center at UH Geauga Medical Center in Chardon to help meet the needs of families in cancer treatment; some of the help is given out in the form of gas cards, so that patients can travel for treatment.

The funds were matched by OutRun Ovarian Cancer, and that $4,182 was given to UH Seidman Cancer Center for ovarian cancer research.

Complete link for application:

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/7897286/Meghan%27sScholarship2013Application.pdf

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