Ribbon of Strength

You can help cancer patients who are struggling financially focus on treatment, healing and recovery by donating to the Ribbon of Strength campaign. Proceeds benefit Alton Memorial Health Services Foundation’s You’ve Got a Friend and Extra Mile funds, which helps patients pay for essentials and remove barriers that may prevent them from seeking or continuing treatment. Funds can be used for:

  • Gas cards
  • Car repairs and insurance
  • Utility bills
  • Rent and mortgage payments

Help cancer patients and purchase a ribbon honoring or memorializing someone who has been affected by cancer or send positive wishes to patients and their treatment team. You can customize it with a name, quote or business logo.

The ribbons will be connected end to end to make one HUGE purple ribbon. NEW THIS YEAR, everyone is invited to the unveiling on Thursday, March 23 at Rolling Hills Golf Course in Godfrey, Ill.

The deadline to purchase is March 9, 2023.

2023 ribbon of strength brochure

You're invited to the unveiling!

Thursday, March 23 at Rolling Hills Golf Course in Godfrey, IL.

The deadline to purchase is March 9, 2023.

I would like to purchase:

I purchased a ribbon during past campaigns and want to use it again. I will pay half the price of the cost of a new ribbon with the same length. (If you are unsure you have previously participated, or need to double check the length, contact Kristen Ryrie)

Checks should be made payable to AMHSF and mailed to One Memorial Drive, Smith Wing, 3-160D, Alton, IL 62002.

For more information, contact Kristen Ryrie, Manager of Foundation and Development 618-463-7701 or [email protected].

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How You Can Help Cancer Patients

You can help cancer patients who are struggling financially, pay for their essentials, which will allow them to focus on treatment, healing, and recovery. The second annual Ribbon of Strength campaign benefits Alton Memorial Health Services Foundation’s You’ve Got a Friend and Extra Mile funds. Your gift helps the Foundation award up to $800 in assistance to each patient to pay for necessities, such as:

  • Gas cards and car repairs to get to treatment
  • Utility bill payments
  • Rent and mortgage payments

During our first campaign, we created a 101-foot ribbon. Together, this year, we can create an even larger symbol. Join us by purchasing a section of ribbon that you can customize to memorialize, honor or show support and encouragement during a patient’s health crisis.

This year’s ribbon will be unveiled on March 22 and pictures will be sent to all participants.

The deadline to purchase is March 10, 2022.

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How You Can Help Cancer Patients