Midnite Pottery Butterflies
Midnite Pottery and North Mississippi Medical Center Cancer Care are introducing the 13th in a series of original butterfly pottery to benefit cancer patients.
Local artist Jennifer Groover created the 2019 pottery butterfly and platter to be sold exclusively by NMMC Cancer Care.
"This is a true ‘labor of love’ for me,” Groover said. “It is always easy to get inspiration for a new butterfly because I know every sale helps someone who may be struggling financially because of cancer. I lost my Mom to cancer in November 2012, so helping cancer patients through this project is especially close to my heart.”
Each butterfly sells for $20, and each platter sells for $35. Both benefit the NMMC Cancer Care Fund, which is administered by the Health Care Foundation of North Mississippi.
The Cancer Care Fund helps around 350 patients annually for a total of $220,000. Monies are raised through several annual fundraisers as well as donations given by family members in memory or honor of a cancer patient. NMMC employees also donate approximately $3,000 each month through payroll deduction.
“The Cancer Care Fund helps so many people,” Groover said. “You never know when it may be one of your family members or friends who is receiving the help.”
The butterflies are available at:
- NMMC Hematology Oncology, 1016 S. Gloster St., Tupelo
- NMMC Radiation Oncology, 990 S. Madison St., Tupelo
- NMMC Breast Care Center, 4376 S. Eason Blvd., Tupelo
For more information about the butterfly pottery pieces, call (662) 377-2474.