TO THE EDITOR: It is with great enthusiasm and appreciation that I announce the success of this year’s annual campaign for the Foundation of CVPH Medical Center.
This year, our campaign fundraising goal reached $250,000, a new record for the foundation. This brought the total raised for the year to just over $700,000.
Through the support of our donors, we touch thousands of lives throughout the North Country. In 2012, donations have been used to fund programs that improve the health of our community, such as funding for the library system to purchase relevant health materials and sponsoring a discussion on how traumatic situations affect children; to provide patient care program and equipment support for the Medical Center; assist 60 families with travel expenses for specialized care out of the area; educate health-care professionals to enhance patient care; support the CVPH diabetes self-management class, which taught 47 people how to better control their health; reach 1,000 people who attend health lectures on topics such as childhood obesity, diabetes management, prostate cancer and sports injuries in young athletes; and award health-care scholarships to nine high school seniors in Clinton County.
This year, we had nearly 60 campaign volunteers who actively solicited their friends and neighbors in support of the foundation. Their commitment and each donor’s gift have been critical to the success of our campaign and our programs. It is because of this generous support that we can provide these and many other vital health and wellness programs.
Thank you to everyone who supported the Foundation of CVPH in 2012. Whether through the annual campaign, a special event or other donation, you are helping people, funding programs, enhancing care and touching lives.
GERARD “JERRY” KELLY
2012 annual campaign chair
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