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Hospital Auxiliary Pledges $300,000 to Lake Regional Health System

Wednesday, September 23, 2020
Lake Regional Hospital Auxiliary receiving the 2018 Auxiliary of the Year award from the Missouri Association of Hospital Auxiliaries. Lake Regional Hospital Auxiliary receiving the 2018 Auxiliary of the Year award from the Missouri Association of Hospital Auxiliaries.

Lake Regional Hospital Auxiliary understands that community support is vital to local health care. The Auxiliary’s commitment to providing that support has not changed since the group’s creation in 1977. To show their dedication to quality local health care, the Auxiliary has pledged $300,000 to Lake Regional Health System during the next five years.

The Auxiliary donation will benefit Lake Regional’s Commitment to Caring initiative, which seeks community support for advancing health care services. The first project to be funded by the initiative will enhance services for heart and cancer care.

“We are thankful to the Hospital Auxiliary for their support and for caring so deeply about our mission of providing exceptional health care,” said Dane W. Henry, FACHE, chief executive officer of Lake Regional Health System. “Currently, heart disease is the No. 1 killer in Missouri and cancer is No. 2. The Auxiliary’s donation to Commitment to Caring will help Lake Regional provide the best care to people affected by these diseases.”

Lake Regional Hospital Auxiliary supports Lake Regional operations through volunteering and fundraising.

“Serving in the Auxiliary is a way to give back to a hospital that has continually provided remarkable care to the community,” said Nancy Groves, Auxiliary president. “We are lucky to have a health system that has been recognized for so many of their programs and services, including cancer and cardiac care. We don’t have to travel far for quality care; it is in our own backyard.”

The Hospital Auxiliary raises funds through sales at Lake Regional’s gift shop and from fundraising events, including the annual Auxiliary Ball. This year’s ball is a no-show event, and supporters can make donations at lakeregional.com/noshow2020. The event includes a drawing for a chance to win a diamond pendant sponsored by Duncan II Jewelry or a denim certificate sponsored by Blair's Landing. In addition, the Auxiliary is sponsoring a no-show excuse contest. The most creative excuse will win barbecue for four delivered by Wobbly Boots Road House. All contests end on Oct. 1.

Lake Regional Hospital Auxiliary has more than 350 good-hearted members of all ages. The volunteers are a diverse group that includes retirees, doctors, active professionals, high school students and other community members. To learn more about the Auxiliary, visit lakeregional.com/volunteers.

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