Digital Mammography Campaign receives pledge

13 years ago

    HOULTON — A recent meeting held by Houlton Regional Hospital Auxiliary members resulted in a pledge of $3,000 to the Health Services Foundation’s Digital Mammography Campaign.
    “The auxiliary truly understands just how important it is for our local hospital to have state-of-the-art digital mammography equipment that will make the fight against breast cancer far superior with early detection,” said Elizabeth Dulin, executive director for the Foundation. “Not only is the Foundation very grateful for this commitment, but for all the assistance given by the auxiliary over the years.”
    Dulin added the Foundation was fortunate enough to receive a digital mammography pledge commitment, as well as a check in the amount of $5,000 which was also presented for final payment of the auxiliary’s three-year $15,000 nuclear medicine contribution.
Houlton Pioneer Times Photo/Joseph Cyr
BU-CLR-Foundation-dc-pt-11SHOW OF SUPPORT — The Houlton Regional Hospital Auxiliary recently made a pledge of $3,000 to the Health Services Foundation’s Digital Mammography Campaign. Taking part in the event are, from left, Joan Logan, co-treasurer; Glynn Porter, co-treasurer; Elizabeth Dulin, executive director for Health Services Foundation; and Elinor Harvey, president.

    “Support for the Nuclear Medicine campaign was an enormous commitment on the part of the auxiliary given that the major source of their income is generated from the gift shop,” Dulin said. “Their generosity has and continues to contribute greatly with assistance of our overall fundraising efforts, and that support has been truly significant.”
    The Gift Shop, located in the lobby at Houlton Regional, is the prime source of income for the auxiliary and dedicated volunteers manage a shop just full of wonderful items that may be purchased by visitors to the hospital and employees. 
    Other fundraisers such as the May Fudge Sale and the Christmas Tree of Love help add to the auxiliary’s income.
    “All good works are done by those who understand and care, not only about the world right around them, but also about the world we live in,” Dulin said. “Across the nation local auxiliaries do their best to support the causes close to their hearts. We should all be very thankful that these organizations exist.”
    “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world,” said Margaret Meade, auxiliary president.
    “Here in our area of Northern Maine, this small group of dedicated individuals continue to help and change, always for the best, our little corner of the world,” Dulin added.