Take a Stand

To recognize the Warriors taking a stand against breast cancer, Neighborhood Ford Store enlists the help of very talented and dedicated Volunteer Quilters. Warrior Quilts are made of fabric squares sent in by mail or decorated at Neighborhood Ford Store’s events. The squares are then placed in the hands of Neighborhood Ford Store’s wonderful, dedicated Volunteers so they can work their beautiful magic.

The 2021 kickoff is the annual Warrior Quilt raffle. This year’s prize is a Warrior Quilt by the Martha Washington Quilt Guild, longtime Quilt for the Cure Volunteers.

It’s free to enter this raffle – and it’s easy. Just send a note or postcard with your name, address, email address and phone number via US Mail. Entries must be postmarked by National Quilting Day 2021, which is March 20, 2021.

Address:
Quilt for the Cure Raffle
c/o Kathy Wagler
Crivelli Ford
2085 Brodhead Road,
Aliquippa, PA 15001

You may enter for yourself, as well as persons in treatment, survivors, families who have experienced breast-cancer and caregivers. Only mail-in entries from US residents are eligible. Entries via phone/fax, email or social-media post cannot be accepted. The winner will be chosen by random drawing and contacted. Three attempts will be made to contact the person whose is name drawn. If that person isn’t reached by these attempts, another name will be selected from the remaining eligible entries.

In October – which is Breast Cancer Awareness Month – Warrior Quilts are donated to breast cancer treatment centers at hospitals and clinics throughout the region. Decorating events also are planned, and more details will be available in September 2021.

How to Participate


There are four ways to participate in Neighborhood Ford Store’s Quilt for the Cure:

1. Schedule a mammogram – and/or remind another person to make an appointment for that annual screening.
2. Enter to win a Warrior Quilt (raffle-entry directions above).
3. Send in a decorated square of encouragement or remembrance or attend a Neighborhood Ford Store decorating event.
4. If you are a quilter, request information about volunteering to make a Warrior Quilt.

Create and Decorate

Squares should be cut from cotton fabric 5” x 5” dimension, then decorated with fabric markers, paint or stamping tools. IMPORTANT NOTE: The squares will be 4” x 4” when sewn together, so leave a half-inch/inch border all the way around when decorating.

Send or Deliver

Decorated squares that are made at home or school or at your activity can be mailed to: Warrior Quilt Project c/o Neighborhood Ford Store, 201 Penn Center Blvd., Suite 400, Pittsburgh, PA 15235. Please send in no later than Nov. 1, 2021. Also decorating events are planned for October 2021. More information will be available in September 2021.

Help Us Sew

If you are interested in volunteering to sew a Warrior Quilt from the squares collected, please contact Nancy Lewis at Nancy.Lewis@gtb.com for more information and details.


Quilt History

2020

Neighborhood Ford Store is sincerely grateful to everyone involved in the battle against breast cancer. At Quilt for the Cure, our Ford Dealers especially recognize all the Volunteers who make Quilt for the Cure possible. In 2020 Warrior Quilts were presented to: the American Cancer Society’s event auction Making Strides Against Breast Cancer of Greater Pittsburgh, the Breast Cancer Research Foundation in honor of Board of Directors Member Jerome Bettis, the Cancer Caring Center via Rock Steelers Style, Hillman Cancer Center-Shadyside and Wheeling Hospital.

Outreach efforts also included St. Clair Hospital and Washington Hospital, with special thanks to the Greater Pittsburgh Mustang Club, the South Strabane Township Police and Triadelphia Middle School.

Most especially, Neighborhood Ford Store thanks 2020’s dedicated Quilt For The Cure Volunteers: Sue Brichacek, Helen Carson, Trish Hillegas, Kathy Nelson and the Martha Washington Quilters Guild. These dedicated Volunteers make Quilt for the Cure possible.

Neighborhood Ford Store also recognizes the following men who, through their on-going support, make a difference to Quilt for the Cure. They are: Richard Bazzy, Jerome Bettis, Paul Bucek, Bruce Carson, Mike DeArdo, Dean Iampietro, Darren Moore, Jim Robinson, Joey Thurby, Jim Wagler and Dan Wind.


Quilt History

2019

A sincere thank you to all the Volunteers who make Quilt for the Cure possible. Neighborhood Ford Store is very grateful to all who participated. In 2019 Warrior Quilts were presented to: Celebration of Life (Hillman Cancer Center-Shadyside), Hillman Cancer Center (Washington), UPMC Passavant-Cranberry, BM Spurr School of Nursing (Reynolds Memorial Hospital), Teramana Cancer Center-Steubenville and the West Virginia University Cancer Institute at JW Ruby Memorial Hospital -Morgantown.

Neighborhood Ford Store thanks 2019’s dedicated Quilt For The Cure Volunteers: Sue Brichacek, Helen Carson, Kathy Nelson, the Martha Washington Quilters Guild, Karen Womack and Jane Christafano.

Also, Neighborhood Ford Store recognizes the following men who through their on-going support make a difference to Quilt for the Cure. They are: Paul Bucek, Mike DeArdo, Matt Krause, Brennen Murray, Tom Vassallo and Jim Wagler.


Quilt History

2018



A sincere thank you to all the Volunteers who make Quilt for the Cure possible. Neighborhood Ford Store is very grateful to all who participated. In 2018 Warrior Quilts were presented to: Hillman Cancer Center (Shadyside), Hillman Cancer Center (Uniontown), Ohio Valley Breast Cancer Awareness Inc., St. Clair Hospital, Washington Hospital and Garrett Regional Medical Center.

Neighborhood Ford Store thanks 2018’s dedicated Quilt For The Cure Volunteers:

Sue Brichacek, Helen Carson, Kathy Nelson, the Martha Washington Quilters Guild, Monica Malley, and Karen Womack.

Also, Neighborhood Ford Store wants to recognize four men who through their on-going support make a difference to Quilt for the Cure. They are: Mike DeArdo, Matt Krause, Brennen Murray, Jim Wagler.


Quilt History

2017



A sincere thank you to all the Volunteers who make Quilt for the Cure possible. Neighborhood Ford Store is very grateful to all who participated. In 2017 all Warrior Quilts were presented to the Veterans Administration hospitals to support women Veterans battling breast cancer.

Neighborhood Ford Store thanks 2017’s dedicated Quilt For The Cure Volunteers:

Sue Brichacek, Helen Carson, Sue James and the Martha Washington Quilters Guild, Monica Malley, Gail Naab and Karen Womack.

Also, Neighborhood Ford Store wants to recognize three of the men who through their on-going support make a difference to Quilt for the Cure. They are: Mike DeArdo, Matt Krause and Scott Renaud.


Quilt History

2016

These breast-care centers and supporting organizations were given a Warrior Quilt for their help and participation:

Clarion Hospital, Horizon Health Center New Castle, Jameson Hospital, Jefferson Memorial Hospital, Joyce Murtha Breast Care Center, Reynolds Memorial Hospital, St. Clair Hospital, Teramana Health Center, UPMC Passavant Hospital, Uniontown Hospital, Weirton Medical Center, and Wexford Health + Wellness Pavilion.

Neighborhood Ford Store thanks this year’s dedicated Quilt For The Cure Volunteers:

Brenda Boron, Sue Brichacek, Helen Carson, Sharon Hansen, Kathie Hudak Sue James and the Martha Washington Quilters Guild, Deby Males, Monica Malley, Gail Naab, Kathy Nelson, and Nancy Palmquist.

2015


The following breast-care centers and supporting organizations were presented with Warrior Quilts in honor of their wonderful programs:

West Virginia University Medical Center’s breast-care outreach program called Bonnie’s Bus, Wheeling Hospital, Joyce Murtha Breast Care Center, Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC, Hillman Cancer Center, The Pink Ribbon Event at Tanger Outlets, Marietta Hospital, Heritage Valley Health System, Pink Pajama Party, and Cornerstone Care.

Neighborhood Ford Store is indebted to our wonderful Quilt For The Cure Volunteers. Many thanks to:

Brenda Boron, Sue Brichacek, Helen Carson, Liz Grinko, Sharon Hansen, Kathie Hudak, Sue James, Deby Males, Kathy Nelson, and Nancy Palmquist.


2014

In October 2014, The Neighborhood Ford Store presented six Warrior Quilts to cancer treatment centers throughout the region. The facilities that received quilts were:

Canonsburg Hospital, Canonsburg, PA; Davis Medical Center, Elkins, WV; East Liverpool Hospital, East Liverpool, OH; Somerset Hospital, Somerset, PA; UPMC McKeesport, McKeesport, PA; UPMC St. Margaret, Pittsburgh, PA

Volunteers mean so much to this program. What we achieve is because of their dedication. The following volunteers donated their time and talent to produce 2014’s Warrior Quilts:

Helen L. Carson, Liz Grinko, Kathie Hudak, Sue James, Deby Males, Monica Malley, and Kathy Nelson.

2013


In October 2013, The Neighborhood Ford Store presented eight Warrior Quilts to cancer treatment centers throughout the region.

Allegheny Cancer Center at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh, PA; Fairmont General Hospital in Fairmont, WV; Indiana Regional Medical Center in Indiana, PA; Strecker Cancer Center in Belpre, OH; Images Breast Imaging Center at Trinity Health System East in Steubenville, OH; UPMC CancerCenter at UPMC Mercy in Pittsburgh, PA

A huge thanks to our group of volunteer quilters from throughout the region, whose talented hands lovingly and tirelessly pieced together this year’s batch of Warrior Quilts:

Brenda Boron, Helen Carson, Liz Grinko, Kathie Hudak of www.QuiltYourQuilt.com, Sue James and The Martha Washington Quilt Guild, Jamie Kepple and the Hearts and Hands Quilt Guild, Monica Malley, Gail Naab, Kathy Nelson and Quilt Company East, Muriel Petchke, and Mary Jo Sudaric.

And thank you to everyone who submitted patches for the quilts, especially those who worked on their patches prior to the race - adding their extra touch – including:

Linda Snyder of Leechburg, PA; Davies Ford of Connellsville, PA; Kappa Delta Sorority at Westminster College; The Brindles of Derry, PA; Employees at First National Insurance Agency LLC of Pittsburgh, PA; Jessica Holm; Eileen Micelli; Michele Gordon; The Rahrs of Monongahela, PA.


2012

In October 2012, The Neighborhood Ford Store presented eight quilts created from this year’s patches to cancer centers throughout the region:

Camden Clark Medical Center in Parkersburg, WV; Ohio Valley Medical Center in Wheeling, WV; Forbes Breast Care Center at Forbes Regional Hospital in Monroeville, PA; The Nathaniel D. Yingling Cancer Center in Clearfield, PA; Bonnie's Bus Mobile Mammography Unit in Morgantown, WV; Mary Babb Randolph Cancer Center in Morgantown, WV.

Quilts were also presented to a breast cancer patient at:

Arnold Palmer Pavilion at Mountainview Medical Park in Greensburg, PA

A resounding thanks to our group of volunteer quilters from throughout the region, whose talented hands lovingly and tirelessly pieced together this year’s batch of Warrior Quilts:

Liz Grinko, Trish Hillegas, Kathie Hudak of www.QuiltYourQuilt.com, Sue James and The Martha Washington Quilt Guild, Monica Malley, Kathy Nelson and Quilt Company East, Mary Jo Sudaric, and Jennifer Shushnar of Quilters Depot.

And thank you to everyone who submitted patches for the quilts, especially those who worked on their patches prior to the race - adding their extra touch – including:

Alpha Gamma Delta Sorority at Indiana University of Pennsylvania; Mr. Ronald Boerstler of Johnstown, PA; Helen L. Carson of Latrobe, PA; Kristina McCrone of Pittsburgh, PA; Residents of McKees Rocks, PA; Linda Snyder of Leechburg, PA; LeAnne and Hannah Steele of Pittsburgh, PA; Tennerton/French Creek Pre-K Head Start; Zeta Tau Alpha Sorority at Westminster College.

2011


In October 2011, The Neighborhood Ford Store presented quilts created from this year's patches to cancer centers throughout the region:

The Breast Center at Wheeling Hospital in Wheeling, WV; UPMC Passavant Breast Care Center in Pittsburgh, PA; Belington Community Medical Services in Belington, WV; Marietta Memorial Hospital in Marietta, OH

Quilts were also presented to breast cancer patients at:

UPMC Cancer Center at St. Clair Hospital in Pittsburgh, PA
UMPC Cancer Center at Windber, Windber, PA

A very special thank you to our 2011 Warrior Quilt quilters who spent countless hours piecing together these beautiful quilts:

Liz Grinko, Trish Hillegas of www.TheMemoriesZone.com, Kathie Hudak of www.QuiltYourQuilt.com, Kay Ihnat of www.GracefulQuiltingByKay.com, Sue James of The Martha Washington Quilt Guild, Kathy Nelson, Muriel Petchke, Mary Jo Sudaric, and Karen Womack.

And thank you to everyone who submitted patches for the quilts, especially those who worked on their patches prior to the race - adding their extra touch - including:

The Alpha Phi Chapter of Kappa Delta Sorority at Westminster College; The John A. Antoline Foundation of Monaca, PA; Pat Stephens of Belpre, OH; Linda Snyder of Leechburg, PA; The Patients and Staff at UPMC Cancer Center at St. Clair Hospital.


2010

In 2010 we collected nearly 3,000 patches from community groups, individuals and participants of the Pittsburgh Race for the Cure! Our many wonderful volunteer quilters pieced together the decorated patches to create our beautiful warrior quilts.

In October, Breast Cancer Awareness Month, many of the completed quilts were donated to local cancer clinics and hospitals, and a few were raffled off to those who entered online for the chance to win. The Neighborhood Ford Store presented quilts created from this year's patches to cancer centers throughout the region, providing hope and inspiration to those battling the disease:

St. Joseph's Hospital in Parkersburg, WV; UMPC Cancer Center in Steubenville, OH; UPMC Passavant Breast Care Center in Cranberry, PA; UPMC Cancer Center at Jefferson Regional Medical Center in Clairton, PA; UPMC Cancer Center at St. Clair Hospital in Pittsburgh, PA; Washington Hospital Women's Health Center in Washington, PA.

Quilts were also presented to breast cancer patients at:

John P. Murtha Regional Cancer Center in Johnstown, PA
Cancer Center at United Hospital Center in Clarksburg, WV

A very special thank you to our 2010 Warrior Quilt quilters who spent countless hours piecing together these beautiful quilts:

Liz Grinko, Trish Hillegas of www.TheMemoriesZone.com, Kathie Hudak of www.QuiltYourQuilt.com, Kay Ihnat of www.GracefulQuiltingByKay.com, Sue James of The Martha Washington Quilt Guild, Pat Malis, Muriel Petchke, Elyse M. Powell, and Karen Womack.

And thank you to everyone who submitted patches for the quilts, especially those who worked on their patches prior to the race - adding their extra touch - including:

The Sunday School Class at New Hope Community Church in Ambridge, PA; The Alpha Phi Chapter of Kappa Delta Sorority at Westminster College; Dianne McClung of Mineral Wells, WV; Dee Coldsmith of Oakdale, PA; The Patients and Staff at UPMC Cancer Center at St. Clair Hospital; Carol Probst

2009


In 2009, the Neighborhood Ford Store presented five quilts to local area hospitals. Permanent Neighborhood Ford Store "Warriors in Pink" Quilts now hang in:

Magee-Womens Breast Cancer Program of UPMC Cancer Centers; Joyce Murtha Breast Care Center at Windber Medical Center; Breast Center at Wheeling Hospital; The Betty Puskar Breast Care Center at West Virginia University; Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital in Parkersburg.

A special thank you goes out to the following quilters who pieced together these amazing symbols of hope:

Martha Washington Quilters Guild, Trish Hillegas, The Memories Zone, Thea McCurry, Gail Naab, Muriel Petschke, and Betty Stumpf.

And thank you to everyone who submitted patches for the quilts, especially those who worked on their patches prior to the race - adding their extra touch:

C. Streater, Elisa Knudson, Fryburg Brownie Troop #20630, Juleen Paul, Kappa Delta Sorority at Westminster College, Marian Smith, Pittsburgh Colfax K-8 ALA School, Sue Sherwin, Tammy Schweinhagen, and Teya Kamel.