Red Hat Society Donates to Prescott Free Clinic in Honor of Prized Member
YAVAPAI COUNTY – A local chapter of the Red Hat Society known as the Scarlett Red Hatters of Prescott Valley generously donated $1,550 to Prescott Free Clinic in honor of their member Sabina “Teala” Caraley who passed away from breast cancer last year. The money donated will go toward the Community Health Center of Yavapai’s breast cancer treatment program which provides free annual mammogram and pap tests for women who are uninsured or underinsured. Since 2001, CHCY has helped more than 7,000 women receive free breast and cervical cancer screenings and diagnostics services.
Christine Knox and Anne Marie Salvatore were two good friends of Sabina’s and they mentioned how special of a person she truly was:
“Sabina was a very tall person,” said Christine. “At 6-foot-3-inches, everywhere we went, people would turn their heads and gaze up at her. She also loved Chinese food, it was her absolute favorite! And cards against humanity was one of her favorite games. She was so much fun to be around.”
Christine and Anne Marie also mentioned how special their Red Hat Ladies Chapter has been as it was a group effort looking after Sabina- from helping to get her out of the house to helping her change her dressings. The Red Hat Society wanted the money to go specifically to the breast cancer treatment fund because upon being diagnosed with breast cancer 12 years ago, she could not afford the cost of treatment. Prescott Free Clinic would like to thank Christine, Anne Marie, and the entire Red Hat Society for their thoughtful donation. The money received will go towards serving countless women who are in-need of free or low-cost treatment services. The goal of screening is to catch cancers early, and early-stage cancers are not only easier to treat than later-stage cancer, but the chance of survival is much higher.
To learn more about Community Health Center of Yavapai’s services please go to www.CHCY.org. To learn more about the Red Hat Society, go to www.RedHatSociety.com .
Group Photo: (Left to Right: Anne Marie Salvatore, Christine Knox, Lois Schmittinger, Sharon Rickman)