Several local businesses and high school sports teams have designated Doylestown Health as the beneficiary of their fundraising events during October's National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. "We are very fortunate to be the recipient of the community's generosity and their support of Doylestown Health's Cancer Institute and designated funds," said Jim Brexler president and CEO of Doylestown Health. "As a not-for-profit, independent healthcare system, we especially appreciate the support of the members of our caring community."
"Pink Out" CB East and CB West Girls' Volleyball
Central Bucks High School West and Central Bucks High School East girls' volleyball teams held a "Pink Out" event and game on October 9 at CB West in Doylestown. Through the spirit of sportsmanship and the desire to give back to the local community, the two teams coordinated fundraising activities that included raffle basket ticket sales, donations, and selling baked goods and commemorative T-shirts. Team members and coaches presented a check for $2,800 for the Breasts Cancer Fund supporting programs related to the prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and support of breast cancer patients at Doylestown Health. This was the third year that the girls' volleyball teams held the event benefiting Doylestown Health.
"Kick for Pink" CB East and CB West Girls' Soccer
The friendly collaboration between CB West and CB East continued, this time with the girls' soccer teams holding their "Kick for Pink" event on October 10 at War Memorial Field at CB West. For four consecutive years, the two rival teams have coordinated fundraising efforts through raffle tickets sales, commemorative T-shirts and concession sales. This year, representatives from the two teams presented a check for $3,319 to support breast cancer patients and the programs and services that help bridge the gap between treatment costs and a patient's ability to pay for items and services related to their treatment.
Deana Corrigan Team at Realty One Group Legacy
Local realtor, Deana Corrigan and her team at Realty One Group Legacy hosted a celebrity bartending event at Chambers 19 Bar and Bistro in Doylestown on October 17. The event featured Emmy-Winning journalist, actor, and producer Doug Shimell as the guest bartender. In addition to Chambers 19 donating a portion of all food and bar sales, guests attending bid on raffle baskets and a 50/50. Deana and the Corrigan team presented a check for $1,200 which will be used to help purchase wigs for patients of Doylestown Health's Cancer Institute through a partnership with Ribbons Studio, a store located on the ground floor of the Cancer Institute. Losing hair is a common side effect of some chemotherapy treatments, and many women choose to wear wigs to bolster self-confidence. This is the second consecutive year that Deana and her team have made a generous contribution to Doylestown Health's Cancer Institute.
Simply Fresh by McCaffrey's
Simply Fresh by McCaffrey's hosted a Fight Cancer Day on October 18 benefiting Doylestown Health's Cancer Institute. In honor of the day, Simply Fresh by McCaffrey's offered in-store specials, raffle prizes, and had a variety of entertainment and in-store events. Doylestown Health Associates further supported the day by purchasing raffle tickets in the Fresh Inspirations cafeteria prior to the event. Simply Fresh by McCaffrey's raised $3,116 through the raffle sales and donated 5% of the day's sales to Doylestown Health's Cancer Institute. This is the second year Doylestown Health has been the benefactor of Fight Cancer Day.
Smiths Auto & Truck Service
Smiths Auto & Truck Service organized a breast cancer awareness fundraiser during the month of October. For each state inspection during the month, Smiths Auto & Truck Service donated $25 to Doylestown Health. The co-owner of Smiths, Nick Torcini, enjoys working with local organizations and giving back to the community. This year, Smiths Auto & Truck Service presented Doylestown Health's Cancer Institute with a check for $4,100, benefiting the Breast Cancer Fund.
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About Doylestown Health Foundation
As the philanthropic arm of Doylestown Health, Doylestown Health Foundation raises funds to safeguard the future of excellence in patient care and improves the quality of life for all members of the community. Now, in the public phase of an ambitious $75 million comprehensive campaign, Doylestown Health is beginning a bold new chapter as it approaches its second century of healthcare delivery. Philanthropic support of ONE VISION: The Campaign for Doylestown Health will fund transformational renovation and expansion across the Doylestown Hospital and Pine Run campuses and will help chart the course for the next generation of patients, providers, and technology.
For more information, visit the Doylestown Health Foundation website or call 215.345.2009.