MURRAY — The Trust Fund of the late Drs. Dick and Jan Weaver will support a total donation of $75,000 to the Foundation at Murray-Calloway County Hospital in support of the Enduring Hope Campaign for the building of a new Regional Cancer Center. They have presented a check to the Foundation with their first $25,000 commitment for the naming of the portico at the future facility in memory of Dick and Janice Weaver.
The Enduring Hope campaign has been launched to raise money for a new $12 million Regional Cancer Center which will bring the oncologists, social workers, pharmacy, and infusion area under one roof. The centerpiece of the new Regional Cancer Center’s equipment will be a state-of-the-art linear accelerator that can deliver stereotactic radiation therapy.
Dick was a long-time supporter of the Foundation and hospice program. He also funded the start of the Music and Memory program at Spring Creek Health Care in recognition of his wife, Jan. He was an active supporter in many Foundation initiatives, including the purchase of firefighting training equipment for the hospital safety department. Dick was a founding board member of the Murray Calloway Community Foundation, which partners with the hospital Foundation.
Dick had a personal connection with supporting the Enduring Hope Campaign; he underwent treatment for basil cell skin cancer in the head and neck area. During his cancer treatment at the current facility, Brett Miles, Radiation Therapist, created a customized mask to help with his claustrophobia during his daily treatment sessions. Now, after his passing, his nephews are honoring him by supporting the building of a new facility and naming the portico in his honor.