Methodist Charlton Medical Center Receives $7,500 from Canterbury School’s Volley 4 A Cure Event

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Breast cancer survivor and Canterbury parent Sheri Mathis
(center) presents a check to representatives from Methodist Charlton Medical Center, (from left) Nurse Navigator Vicki Hallum, Women’s Imaging Team Leader Jana Munoz, Vice President Operations Kyllan Cody, and Director Radiology Jeff Pustejovsky.

Methodist Charlton Medical Center was selected as the recipient of a majority of the proceeds from the 2011 Volley 4 A Cure, an annual volleyball tournament held at the Canterbury Episcopal School in DeSoto last October. Teams from across Texas traveled to DeSoto to participate. Methodist Charlton was a title sponsor for the event. Texas Oncology was a presenting sponsor, and Under Armour provided uniforms for coaches, players, and team managers.

The Volley 4A Cure event and grant were founded by breast cancer survivor and Canterbury parent Sheri Mathis in 2009 to raise awareness and assist uninsured and low-income women in receiving screening mammograms free of charge. To date, this annual event has contributed $20,000 to the Methodist Health System Foundation for the Methodist Charlton Women’s Imaging Center in support of early detection of breast cancer. The event also supports the hospital’s breast cancer nurse navigator program, which has assisted more than 50 women diagnosed with breast cancer in the last year.

A portion of the Volley 4 A Cure proceeds also funds the Donna Gann Memorial Scholarship fund at Canterbury to honor a beloved parent lost to this dreaded disease in 2010. The Canterbury Episcopal School is a co-ed, college preparatory school serving grades K through 12.