A place for Janeen in Janice’s Closet
(November 19, 2013) Bras for the Cause organizers presented Hunt Regional Healthcare Foundation with a check for $91,351 on Tuesday, Nov. 19. During the ceremony, the foundation also debuted a plaque on the wall of Janice’s Closet, acknowledging years of support from Janeen Cunningham, local businesswoman, philanthropist and owner of Greenville's Calico Cat boutique.
Organizer of the first Bras for the Cause event in 2009, Janeen has led the charge in the crusade for improving women’s healthcare in Hunt County. Bras for the Cause funds the foundation's efforts to help local women, including Janice's Closet, named in honor of Janice Weldon, who died in 2010 after a lifetime of volunteering and serving others. Located at Hunt Regional Medical Center, Janice's Closet houses a special fitting room and provides services for women undergoing treatment for cancer.
The door outside the room now reads, “To all women who enter Janice’s Closet…it is thanks to Janeen Cunningham, founder of Bras for the Cause, that this special place exists. May her commitment to your health encourage you in your fight.”
Pictured from left to right are: Richard Carter, Hunt Regional Healthcare CEO, Pud Kearns, Bras for the Cause organizer, Janeen Cunningham, Alicia Wittkopf, Hunt Regional Healthcare Foundation director, and Mike Klepin, Hunt Regional Healthcare administrator.