“Every penny raised will benefit the Relay,” Missy Kimberling said.
Kimberling is a former parent volunteer at Leon who was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2009. She, along with the help from her friends and family, has stitched the quilt for the past two years the school has been involved with the raffle.
“At first, it was therapy for me. Now I just see it as a way to help find a cure for cancer,” Kimberling said.
She added that this year, teachers at the school were essential at getting more students involved in the Relay for Life Team and designing blocks.
“Students submitted their designs before Christmas break, and we worked until about the first of April to get the quilt done,” Kimberling added.
The finished product is a queen-size quilt that is currently displayed at Peoples Bank - Main Street Branch in Point Pleasant. Tickets are only available for purchase by contacting Kimberling at 304-458-1824, or Rachel Payne at 304-452-1057.
“We will be selling the tickets from now until the walk on June 18,” Kimberling said.
This is the second year Leon has been vital in making the quilt. Last year, they raised over $1,200.
“Our goal this year is $1,500,” Kimberling added.