Few relationships endure and prosper for 57 years. But mothers support the people and causes that mean most to them, so long-term commitment should come as no surprise.
For more than a half-century, the Oklahoma Association of Mothers’ Clubs has worked to raise funds to support OMRF. On Friday, members of Mothers’ Clubs chapters from around the state met in Norman for their annual convention and to present OMRF with their yearly gift.
The $2,366 check will be used to support research at OMRF and brings the Mothers’ Clubs total giving since 1955 to $116,980. The funds will assist OMRF research programs in areas ranging from Alzheimer’s disease and cancer to lupus and heart disease.
“It is truly an honor to give our dollars to the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation,” said OAMC President Torcia Buchanan of Edmond. “When the OAMC was established, we chose OMRF because of the great work you all do, and we are proud to continue supporting this wonderful Oklahoma organization 57 years later.”
Chapters run bake sales and host various fundraisers throughout the year, each with the goal of giving money to OMRF.
“The Oklahoma Association of Mothers’ Clubs has been a true friend to OMRF since nearly the day this foundation opened its doors, and we couldn’t be more grateful,” said OMRF development associate Allison Coleman.
The association, founded in 1940, is made up of Mothers’ Clubs in the following Oklahoma cities:
- Ponca City