Holiday of Lights Raised $9,660 for Beebe's Community Health Programs
The Beebe Medical Foundation is pleased to announce that the 12th Annual Holiday of Lights celebration on November 29, 2007, raised $9,660 to support Beebe Medical Center's Community Health programs.
"We wish to thank the community for taking part in this celebration and for sponsoring the Christmas tree lights that honored and remembered family, friends and loved ones," said Alex Sydnor, Executive Director of the Beebe Medical Foundation. "The celebration has become a holiday tradition in Lewes, and one that means so much to so many people."
The event, which takes place on the grounds of Beebe Medical Center, includes caroling and a visit by Santa Claus. The highlight of the evening is the lighting of the tree, which stays lit throughout the season. Each light has been sponsored in honor of a friend or family member. Each year a different Beebe Medical Center program is named to receive the funds. The Community Health programs were earmarked this year as Beebe Medical Center continues to expand its outreach and educational efforts in preventive care and early diagnosis of disease and illness including cancer, diabetes and heart disease. Community Health also focuses on the healthcare needs of the underserved populations.
"Our Community Health team, led by Community Health Nurse Coordinator Peggy Diehl, is focused on getting those in our community screened for cancer, diabetes and heart disease and to make sure that they are aware of the availability of care," said Mark Thompson, Director of Public Relations and Community Health. "Part of our role also is to help people access financial assistance when necessary."
For more information on the Foundation's special events and fundraisers, please contact the Foundation at (302) 644-2900. Beebe Medical Foundation was established in 1989 with the sole mission to raise philanthropic support for Beebe Medical Center. The Foundation is located at 902 Savannah Road, Lewes DE 19958. Please visit us online at www.beebemedicalfoundation.org.
Caption: Pictured here: Bethany Ott, Assistant Executive Director of the Beebe Medical Foundation, bottom left, presents check to Peggy Diehl, RN, MSN, CEN, Beebe Medical Center Community Health Nurse Coordinator. They are surrounded by, from left to right, Sandy Roberts, R.N., community health nurse, Michelle Beckett-El Soloh, Community Healthcare Access Program (CHAP) coordinator, Cathy Ward, R.N., BSN, Beebe Medical Center Cancer Screening Nurse Navigator, Doris Hensler, R.N., community health nurse, Evelyn Ramos, CHAP coordinator, Mark Thompson, Director, Public Relations and Community Health.
Beebe Medical Center is a not-for-profit community medical center with a charitable mission to encourage healthy living, prevent illness, and restore optimal health with the people residing, working, or visiting in the communities we serve. For more information, please visit us online at www.beebemed.org