Tragedy struck in 2003 when James Loveland fell ill during a family trip to Lake Powell and was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia. Despite a valiant battle at LDS Hospital, James passed away in 2005.
Intent on honoring her husband’s memory, his wife Lynnette generously gave $1.5 million to LDS Hospital’s Bone Marrow Transplant (BMT) program through the Loveland’s Family Foundation. This incredible gift helped build a state-of-the-art blood cancer clinic, which supports Intermountain Healthcare’s efforts to save more lives through a new technology that greatly increases bone marrow transplant matches.
“Because of the experience Jim (James) went through in his cancer battle, I identify with people who are going through that same experience,” says Lynnette. “If I can help make that experience better by improving the clinic, that’s my passion, and I know Jim would be proud of that legacy.”
The Loveland Clinic for Blood Cancer Therapy is an example of one of the ways philanthropy has made a big difference at LDS Hospital and in the surrounding community. This gift was facilitated through Intermountain Research and Medical Foundation, a local fundraising entity of Intermountain Foundation. All Foundations are governed by boards of dedicated community volunteers.
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