Published on April 28, 2020

14th Annual Midnite Pottery Butterfly, Platter to Benefit NMMC Cancer Patients

group photo of Patti Hawkins, Ashley Frazier and Jennifer Groover with the pottery butterflies designed by Jennifer. Midnite Pottery and North Mississippi Medical Center Cancer Care are introducing the 14th in a series of original butterfly pottery to benefit cancer patients.

Local artist Jennifer Groover created the 2020 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.”

As in years past each butterfly is accented with a unique wire and colored bead. Some of the butterflies have a pink bead for breast cancer. Each butterfly sells for $20, and each platter sells for $40. Both benefit the NMMC Cancer Care Fund, which is administered by the Health Care Foundation of North Mississippi.

The Cancer Care Fund helped more than 400 patients for a total of $320,000 in assistance in 2019. 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 through payroll deduction.

“The Cancer Care Fund helps so many people,” Hankins 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, 916 S. Gloster St., Tupelo
  • NMMC Radiation Oncology, 990 S. Madison St., Tupelo
  • NMMC Breast Care Center, 4376 S. Eason Blvd., Tupelo
  • NMMC Cancer Care Starkville, 1205 Hwy. 182 W., Starkville

The butterflies are only available at these locations for people to have existing appointments, in order to maintain social distancing. For those who do not have an appointment, the butterflies are available for curbside delivery at NMMC Radiation Oncology. To place an order, call (662) 377-2488 or (662) 377-4077.

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