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Hunt Regional Healthcare Foundation invites friends and supporters to break out their diamonds and western-inspired cocktail attire next month for a night of dinner, dancing, and music at the organization’s yearly gala fundraiser. The Thirteenth Annual Music is the Best Medicine Foundation Gala will be held Thursday, April 12. The event moves from Commerce to Greenville this year and will take place at Innovation First International in Greenville.
Applications for the annual R. Irvin Morgan Scholarship are now being accepted. The scholarship is awarded to graduating seniors from Hunt County pursuing a college degree and career in the field of medicine.
Shaw Orthodontics in Rockwall recently presented Alicia Wittkopf, Hunt Regional Healthcare Foundation director, with a $1500 check for Bras for the Cause, adding to last year's event total.
Less than one week is left before Bras for the Cause takes over downtown Greenville with its “Lifter Upper” theme. This year’s event will take place Thursday, Oct. 12.
Hunt Regional Medical Center recently installed two automated external defibrillators (AEDs) for public access, thanks to a donation by Hunt Regional’s auxiliary group. An AED is a portable device that checks the heart’s rhythm and can send an electric shock to the heart to try to restore a normal rhythm.
Four local high school seniors were honored at luncheon as recipients of the R. Irvin Morgan Scholarship. The R. Irvin Morgan Scholarship honors the late Dr. Morgan who was the longstanding chief of pathology at Hunt Regional Medical Center in Greenville.
Feeling normal during cancer treatment can be challenging, particularly for a woman who has undergone breast cancer treatment. Bras for the Cause wants to help bring that beautiful feeling back, starting with “Table Talk,” a new event for 2017. Hosted at the Texan Theater, the luncheon is scheduled for June 20 and will feature an open panel discussion led by Barb Horan.
Applications for the annual R. Irvin Morgan Scholarship are now being accepted. The Morgan Scholarship is funded by Hunt Regional Healthcare medical staff, in partnership with the Hunt Regional Healthcare Foundation. The scholarship was established in honor of the late Dr. Morgan, the longstanding chief of pathology at Hunt Regional Medical Center.
The Twelfth Annual Music is the Best Medicine Foundation Gala, hosted by the Hunt Regional Healthcare Foundation, was held Thursday, March 9. Foundation friends and sponsors filled the Sam Rayburn Student Center ballroom at Texas A&M Commerce-University to hear headlining quintet The Quibble Brothers and show their support for healthcare in Hunt County.
Hunt Regional Healthcare Foundation invites friends and supporters to dust off their boots and put on their diamonds next month for a night of dinner, dancing, and music at the organization’s yearly charity gala. The Twelfth Annual Music is the Best Medicine Foundation Gala will be held Thursday, March 9 at the Sam Rayburn Student Center on the campus of Texas A&M University-Commerce. This year’s “Boots and Bling” theme will offer attendees a chance to enjoy an evening of style and song while supporting advancements in local healthcare.
The Monday and Tuesday before Bras for the Cause, volunteers sit at Landon Winery waiting to catalog the entries as they arrive. Each year, they discuss how the bras are the best yet while wondering how bra-makers manage to find creative uses for new materials year after year. Just like the makers of the bras, each Bras for the Cause season finds organizers working hard to find a new way to fight back against cancer. When the big night is finally over, organizers begin the behind-the-scenes work of identifying a new project to benefit from the generosity of sponsors, bra designers, and voters.
Less than one month is left before Bras for the Cause takes over downtown Greenville with its “B4TC Y’all” theme. This year’s event will take place Thursday, Oct. 13 when bra makers and voters will don cowboy hats and join forces for an evening of fun and giving with a Texas twist.
Feet were tapping and fringe was flapping at last Saturday’s Eleventh Annual Music is the Best Medicine Foundation Gala, hosted by the Hunt Regional Healthcare Foundation. Held at the Sam Rayburn Student Center at Texas A&M University-Commerce, the gala fundraiser saw a full ballroom of guests and sponsors joining together for a night of music and dancing with friends to show their support for healthcare in Hunt County.
Hunt Regional Healthcare Foundation is preparing for a night of music and dancing as the organization hosts their eleventh annual charity gala. The Eleventh Annual Music is the Best Medicine Foundation Gala will be held Saturday, April 9 at the Sam Rayburn Student Center on the campus of Texas A&M University-Commerce, with the “Mane” Attraction Jazz Ensemble providing the evening’s entertainment.
The first Remember for Me Memory Walk will be held this Sat., Oct. 24, from 8:30-1 p.m. at the Greenville Sports Park. The Alzheimer's awareness event is a way for individuals to honor their family members and friends who have been affected by Alzheimer’s.
The plaque on the wall of Janice’s Closet acknowledges the years of support from Cunningham. But it is the women in need of its services who leave a lasting mark on the room. Named in honor of Janice Weldon who died in 2010 after a lifetime of volunteering and serving others, Janice's Closet is a unique room at Hunt Regional Medical Center that houses a special fitting area and provides services for women undergoing treatment for cancer.
Less than 50 days are left before Bras for the Cause takes over downtown Greenville. This year’s ABRACADABRA-themed event will kick off next Thursday, Aug. 27 at Landon Winery as organizers and volunteers don top hats and join forces to plan an evening of magic and giving. Only instead of wands, they will be waving glue guns.
Bras for the Cause sponsors gathered at Landon Winery in downtown Greenville last week to be the first to take a sneak peek at this year’s project. Now in it’s seventh year, Bras for the Cause has become an annual staple in the Greenville community, with hundreds of people crowding the downtown streets at each event to view elaborately decorated bras and raise money for cancer treatment in Hunt County. More than $28,000 was raised at last Tuesday’s first-ever sponsor party, where Bras for the Cause organizers announced their next project as a UV light sterilization unit for the Lou and Jack Finney Cancer Center.
If you drive by Tuscan Slice Italian restaurant in Greenville this Saturday, you may find more rocking chairs than cars in the parking lot. The restaurant will play host to “The Longest Goodbye Rock-A-Thon,” a fundraiser designed to raise awareness and money for Alzheimer’s treatment in Hunt County, on Saturday, June 20, from 7 a.m.-7 p.m.
When nurses and physicians at Hunt Regional facilities need the help of a specialist, they can now turn to robots for assistance. VGo, a revolutionary robot from VGo Communications, allows hospitals to provide telemedicine services from any location with wireless internet. Hunt Regional’s first robots are already in service at Hunt Regional Medical Center in Greenville and at Hunt Regional Emergency Center at Commerce.
Three local high school seniors were honored at a May 19 luncheon as recipients of the R. Irvin Morgan Scholarship. The R. Irvin Morgan Scholarship honors the late Dr. Morgan who was the longstanding chief of pathology at Hunt Regional Medical Center in Greenville.
The Tenth Annual Laughter is the Best Medicine Comedy Gala, hosted by the Hunt Regional Healthcare Foundation, was held last Saturday night, February 28. A crowd of roughly 300 people packed the ballroom in the Sam Rayburn Student Center at Texas A&M Commerce-University to hear headlining humorist Rabbi Bob Alper and show their support for healthcare in Hunt County.
Hunt Regional Healthcare Foundation friends and patrons are gearing up for a night of glamour and entertainment as the organization celebrates the diamond anniversary of their annual charity gala. The Tenth Annual Laughter is the Best Medicine Comedy Gala will be held February 28, 2015 at the Sam Rayburn Student Center on the campus of Texas A&M University-Commerce, where guest humorist Rabbi Bob Alper is scheduled to be the featured comedian.
Hunt Regional Healthcare staff and administration gathered alongside Quinlan city council members, school board members and other local officials this week to celebrate the groundbreaking of Hunt Regional Emergency Medical Center at Quinlan.
The Spade and Trowel Garden Club presented the Hunt Regional Healthcare Foundation with a donation toward mobile mammography during their October meeting. Radiologist Dr. Steven Clifford spoke at the meeting which was held at Hunt Regional Medical Center.
A long, relaxing massage sounds nice. But for patients undergoing lymphedema therapy, the experience is far from your typical massage treatment. It is an opportunity to begin healing—to remove the pain and swelling most commonly associated with breast cancer surgery.
The Hunt Regional Healthcare Foundation will host a charity golf tournament on Friday, Sept. 12 at Webb Hill Country Club in Wolfe City. The tournament will be a four-person scramble format, featuring friendly competitions for the longest drive, closest to the pin and the elusive hole-in-one. Entrance fees are $100 per person and include the 18-hole round at Webb Hill and lunch.
The Hunt Regional Healthcare Foundation recently hosted a cupcake reception to show their appreciation to employees who have contributed to foundation projects.
Hunt Regional Healthcare celebrated the groundbreaking of Hunt Regional Emergency Medical Center at Commerce last month at the home of Jalinna and Dan Jones.
Three local high school seniors were honored at a May 27 luncheon as recipients of the R. Irvin Morgan Scholarship. The R. Irvin Morgan Scholarship honors the late Dr. Morgan who was the longstanding chief of pathology at Hunt Regional Medical Center in Greenville.
More than $132,000 was raised at the Ninth Annual Laughter is the Best Medicine Comedy Gala, hosted by the Hunt Regional Healthcare Foundation last Saturday night, March 29. A crowd of more than 370 packed the ballroom in the Sam Rayburn Student Center at Texas A&M Commerce-University to hear headlining comedienne Jeanne Robertson and show their support for healthcare in Hunt County. In addition to the highly applauded comedic entertainment, the evening’s paramount moment was the annual presentation of the Harold Curtis Friend of the Foundation Award to philanthropist and former board chair, W.D. “Dee” Hilton, Jr.
For the first time in three years, attendees at this month’s Laughter is the Best Medicine Comedy Gala will have the opportunity to take part in a silent auction during the pre-dinner reception. But this year’s auction will be far from usual—and far from silent. During this year’s auction, guests can expect to find one-of-a-kind entertainment packages and handcrafted items on the bid sheets in place of standard boutique and basket donations, all while mingling with Jeanne Robertson, one of the biggest names in family comedy.
Garry Barnes, regional director for CompleteRx, presented Hunt Regional Healthcare Foundation with a $5,000 sponsorship check for the Ninth Annual Laughter is the Best Medicine Comedy Gala on behalf of the pharmacy management company.
T-System Inc. recently announced the six winners of its fourth annual T-System Client Excellence Awards, chosen from more than 1,900 facilities nationwide that have implemented its emergency department (ED) solutions. Hunt Regional Medical Center in Greenville has been named the winner of the Excellence in Transparency award. The awards recognize emergency care facilities and physician groups who partner with T-System effectively to improve their quality of patient care, operational processes and financial results.
Super Bowl Sunday brings to mind family cookouts, afternoon parties with friends and food-covered tables. But for Jan and David Williams, the day of the 1996 Super Bowl was anything but fun. On that day 18 years ago, Jan received the call letting her know that she had breast cancer.
Bras for the Cause organizers presented Hunt Regional Healthcare Foundation with a check for $91,351 on Tuesday, Nov. 19.