Norton Community Hospital | News Article

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

'Soup & Paint' fundraisers in Norton support cancer patients through Circle of Hope

The two events, organized by community navigator Misty Myers and hosted by painting instructor Pam Stewart, raised more than $900 for the Circle of Hope Fund.


Norton Community Hospital CEO Mark Leonard works on his holiday art.NORTON, Va. – Who doesn’t like warm soup and a craft project?

That’s the question Misty Myers, Norton Community Hospital’s community navigator, asked herself as she came up with the idea of a “Soup & Paint” fundraiser for the Mountain States Circle of Hope program. Thanks to her efforts, two “Soup & Paint” events brought both team members and community members together for a wonderful cause, and raised $946 to support Circle of Hope.

Click here to see a few more photos from the 'Soup & Paint' fundraiser.

As a community navigator, Misty assists local cancer patients with the coordination of their oncology care. She helps connect patients to valuable resources that help ease their burdens while they go through cancer treatments. The Circle of Hope is a program through the Mountain States Foundation that provides financial assistance to cancer patients for things like gas vouchers, taxi fares, non-covered medications, nutritional expenses and personal care items. The Circle of Hope has paid for electric or other important bills, depending on the patients’ greatest needs.

Misty decided giving back to the Circle of Hope was a great way to support a program that had done so much to support her local community in Norton. She planned and coordinated two separate “Soup & Paint” events, both held at the NCH HealthPlex Vitality Center, during November and December. There were 45 attendees between the two events.

The painting instructor, Pam Stewart, works at Mountain Empire Older Citizens but chooses to do this type of fundraiser during her free time as a personal mission to support noble causes. Pam donates her time for free and keeps a very small portion of the entry fee to replace the cost of her supplies.

“Soup & Paint” was a good time supporting a good cause!