Gil Caron fought a valiant fight. Despite his best efforts and outstanding care, he succumbed to cancer. Every year the courage he displayed to his family and friends is remembered with a card and bow on the Knot Forgotten Tree.
This annual fundraiser seeks to honor and memorialize those whose lives have been touched by this terrible disease. Donors purchase a “knot” for $10 and have their loved ones name placed on a special card attached to a red, gold or silver bow. Each card carries the honoree’s name and the donor’s name. The “knot’s” are placed on trees located inside the Hulston Cancer Center, and in the West Pavilion and front lobby areas of Cox South. The proceeds benefit the Patient Advocacy program, which is fully funded by the CoxHealth Foundation. “This event allows us to ensure every cancer patient has another ally in their fight through the Patient Advocates,” says Lisa Alexander, Foundation president.
“When a bow goes up we know that there is another person embracing our cancer patients, giving them hope and compassion.”