The Healing Power of Giving
2018 golf tournaments raise thousands to assist local patients This past August, the Midcoast Cancer Classic raised almost $45,000 to support the Oncology Patient Assistance Fund at Pen Bay Medical Center. Now in its eighth year, the event has raised more than $144,000 to help financially stressed patients as they pursue life-sustaining treatment.
For the third year, the Northport Golf Club hosted the Get Your Pink On Cancer Classic to fund free mammograms at Waldo County General Hospital for uninsured community members. With 60 golfers and 45 business sponsors and donors, this year’s event raised more than $6,000 to expand access to lifesaving cancer screening.
2 + 27 + 172 + 225 = 51,360
DOLLARS RAISED ( AND DOZENS OF PEOPLE HELPED )
Junior Volunteers at Pen Bay Medical Center
Eleven area teens, aged 15–19, spent their summer vacation helping others and learning about healthcare. For the second summer in a row, the Pen Bay Medical Center Junior Volunteer program gave students a chance to gain hands-on experience in the medical field. Each junior volunteer must complete a rigorous application, interview and orientation process, and commit to volunteering one eight-hour volunteer shift per week. All told, the team completed nearly 500 hours of service and hands-on learning during the eight-week summer program. Volunteers met with healthcare
professionals, learned about various healthcare careers, participated in educational sessions and hospital tours, and assisted with patient care. “The junior volunteer program is an exciting educational experience for young people. These students are the future of healthcare, and boy, are we in good hands!” shared Jamie Geretz, Regional Director of Volunteer Services and Gift Shop Operations. For more information on volunteer opportunities at PBMC, please contact Jamie Geretz, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 207-921-8552.
PBMC Junior Volunteers, from left: Fiona Charlson, Alexa Barstow, Erin Corcoran, Ella Andrews, Katherine Freeman, Jackie Daggett, Iris Luce, Caroline MacMillan, Skylee Middleton, Meghan Gallagher, Emma Trapani.
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