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Letters To The Editor

February 14, 2014

Letters to the Editor: Feb. 14, 2014

Record-setting drive

TO THE EDITOR: The Foundation of CVPH Medical Center builds a healthier North Country by supporting health and wellness initiatives within the Hospital as well as outside the walls of the Medical Center.

It is the support of hospital staff, medical staff and the community who make these programs all possible.

The generosity of the North Country never ceases to amaze me. Our 2013 annual campaign has set a new record, raising $255,000 for foundation programs.

Total giving, including memorial donations, event support, special and planned gifts reached more than $800,000.

Some of the ways these dollars impact our region are to:

• Fund programs that improve the health of our community such as the Snowball events, a preschool exercise program in partnership with Imaginarium and high-risk student counseling with Samaritan Family Counseling.

• Provide patient-care program and equipment support for the Medical Center.

• Assist 119 families with travel expenses for specialized care out of the area.

• Educate health-care professionals to enhance patient care.

• Reach nearly 1,000 people who attended health lectures on varying topics.

• Award health-care scholarships to 11 high school seniors in Clinton County.

This year, we had more than 50 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 sponsor so many vital health and wellness programs.

Thank you to everyone who supported the Foundation of CVPH in 2013. You are helping people, funding programs, enhancing care and touching lives.

GERARD “JERRY” KELLY

Annual campaign chair

Foundation of CVPH

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Concussion dangers

TO THE EDITOR: A playground accident in fourth grade caused my first concussion. Boys being boys.

My second, third, and probably more, came while playing high school football.

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