CHI Memorial names street in honor of MaryEllen Locher

CHATTANOOGA (WDEF) – Officials with C-H-I Memorial helped officially rename a Chattanooga Street earlier today.

Formerly known as Healthy Street, the road was renamed MaryEllen Locher Way.

It was renamed after a beloved member of the community who passed away from breast cancer seventeen years ago.

Janelle Reilly | CEO, CHI Memorial
“She was a huge advocate for folks, for other people with breast cancer. She started scholarships for children who had mothers and fathers who had breast cancer, She actually started a program called Hats for Heart, and in that program provides hats and wigs for patients who are suffering from breast cancer. And she was an integral part of our own MaryEllen breast cancer center.”

The newly renamed street leads to the MaryEllen Locher Breast Cancer center, which is also named in her memory.

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