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Fraternal Order of Eagles donates to Your Fight fund

Laurie Latham, (left), director of the Baptist Health Foundation Paducah, receives a donation from Fraternal Order of Eagles members Allen Buchanan, Ella Robertson, Jimmy Harris and Richard Thompson (center) for the Your Fight Cancer Fund, which assists local cancer patients. Representing the fund were radiation oncologist Peter Locken, M.D., (back right), and Your Fight committee leaders Jason Heilig and Tonya Rittenberry (far right).


The Fraternal Order of Eagles has donated $6,000 to the Baptist Health Foundation Paducah Your Fight Cancer Fund, which provides assistance to local cancer patients.

The Grand Aerie Fraternal Order of Eagles donated $5,000, while local Aerie Chapter 3135 contributed $1,000. The local donation was in memory of members who died of cancer.

“Our motto is people helping people,” said Richard Thompson, area secretary and past state president. He said the local chapter donates more than $20,000 a year to charity.

The money will be used to purchase lockers and curtains for the radiation oncology patient waiting areas at Baptist Health Paducah.

Radiation oncologist Peter Locken, M.D., said the Your Fight was established by employees to help meet the personal needs of patients. Improvements to the waiting areas will help accomplish that purpose.

For more information about the fund, phone the Baptist Health Foundation Paducah at 270.575.2871.