Your generosity supports the health of our community.
A Grateful Family Gives Back
ere at Pen Bay Medical Center and Waldo County General Hospital, we are grateful that you believe in our mission enough to support our work. We know there is a journey behind every donation and we are honored when you take the time to share your stories with us. On the path to healing, gratitude and grief often go hand in hand. When Dr. Andrea Norfleet was diagnosed with a serious illness in 2012, she and her husband, Dr. Bill Norfleet, took early retirement to continued on back page â€Ś
EV E RY GI FT MAT T ER S. EVERY D O LLA R C O UNT S . With charitable donations from generous individuals, businesses, and foundations, the Pen Bay Waldo Healthcare Foundation provides critical funding to keep quality care close to home. Serving 80,000 people in the Midcoast region of Knox and Waldo counties, the Foundation helps fund institutional priorities at Waldo County General Hospital, Pen Bay Medical Center, Quarry Hill, Waldo County Dental Care, Knox Center, Belfast Public Health Nursing Association, and the Sussman House. All donations to the Pen Bay Waldo Healthcare Foundation are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of federal and state law.
Al l y e a r, people like you c o m e toget her t o help f r i e n d s , neighbor s and s tra n g er s wit h cancer.
W CGH ONCOLOGY WA LK Braving rain and cold, hospital colleagues and residents from across Waldo County gathered in April for the annual Oncology Walk, which raises money for the WCGH Oncology Patient Assistance and Mammography funds. The walk raised more than $11,000 before expenses.
Your donations support several funds including the Waldo County General Hospital (WCGH) Oncology Patient Assistance and Mammography funds and the Pen Bay Medical Center (PBMC) Oncology Patient Assistance Fund. Thanks to your generosity, these funds are able to provide tens of thousands of dollars of assistance every year to cancer patients experiencing financial hardship. For many of our patients, your financial ‘helping hand’ makes all the difference, and each and every gift, especially when pooled together, is part of that difference. Thank you.
A CENTURY OF GI VI N G Over the past 100+ years, the WCGH Aid has raised tens of thousands of dollars to support patient care at WCGH. Recently the Aid donated $8,000 to the WCGH Oncology Patient Assistance and Mammography funds, Waldo County Dental Care, and the Urgent Care Fund of Belfast Public Health Nursing.
Steven Turner of Rockland
L OC A L M OT OR C Y C LE C L U B S H E LP FI GHT CANCER “Kickstands up at 10,” Lloyd Stover shouts. Stover strains to be heard above the deep-throated roar of arriving motorcycles and the festive cheer of friends greeting each other around tables festooned with pink bandanas, water bottles and raffle tickets. Stover, president of Maine Chapter 5 of the Patriot Riders of America motorcycle club, gathered more than a dozen members in the parking lot of Renys Plaza in Belfast in May before leading a chilly ride to Bangor. His goal: raise money for the WCGH Oncology Patient Assistance Fund. The fund helps cancer patients pay for needed medical and living expenses not covered by insurance or other sources. STEWAR D S HI P R E PORT S P RIN G 2 0 1 9
“Cancer is a tough battle and people sometimes need a hand,” says Tammy Sweetland, the chapter secretary of the Patriot Riders and, with her neon hair in pigtails, one of the more colorful participants in the fundraising ride. “A car repair, a gas card or a heating bill—this money can help.” The Patriot Riders are just one in a dedicated corps of volunteers that raise money for assistance funds to help financially-stressed cancer patients at Pen Bay Medical Center (PBMC) and WCGH. Volunteers range from individuals to clubs like the Rockland Women’s Golf Association, which holds the Midcoast Cancer Classic golf tournament in August.
WCGH Oncology Walk
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SAVE THE DATE July 13, 2019 4TH ANNUAL “GET YOUR PINK ON!” TOURNAMENT At the Northport Golf Club. For information, contact Lisa or Paula at 338-2270.
Each summer, a love of golf and a desire to help neighbors facing cancer unites hundreds of community members, volunteers and local business sponsors across Knox and Waldo counties. Last summer’s golf tournaments raised over $50,000 to support the WCGH Oncology Patient Assistance and Mammography funds and the PBMC Oncology Patient Assistance Fund.
B. Kevin Murphy, RN, WCGH
August 9, 2019 9TH ANNUAL MIDCOAST CANCER CLASSIC At Rockland Golf Club. For information, contact Jamie at 301-8552.
Tammy Sweetland of Waldo
W I LD SPI RI TZ RI DI NG CLUB Wild Spiritz, an all-women motorcycle riding club, early this year donated $2,000 to be split between the WCGH Oncology Patient Assistance and Mammography funds. Said Jessica Hall, president of the Wild Spiritz: “Each member of our group has been personally impacted by cancer. The most important thing is to never give up.” P E N B AY WA L D O H E A LT H C A R E F O U N D AT I O N
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Joanne Billington, Chair Ann Bresnahan Mark Breton Micki Colquhoun Jane Conrad Mark Eggena, MD Jane Merrill Caroline Morong Nathan Perkins Mark Fourre, MD, President, Pen Bay Medical Center and Waldo County General Hospital PEN B AY WA LD O H E A LT H C A R E FOU ND ATI O N S TAF F Eleanor Willmann, Vice President of Development 207-301-6710 Lynn Cole, Senior Director of Campaign Initiatives 207-301-6714
focus on Andrea’s well-being and spend more time together. Then, last Thanksgiving, Andrea’s health suddenly deteriorated, and within days she was admitted to the Sussman House, which provides hospice care on the Pen Bay Medical Center campus. “I learned from this experience that, at times, the needs of a dying patient in hospice facilities are every bit as dire as the needs of a trauma patient in an emergency room,” says Dr. Norfleet. In gratitude for the care and compassion Andrea received at the Sussman House, Dr. Norfleet recently made a very generous contribution to the Pen Bay Waldo Healthcare Foundation to support the hospice program. Making the gift was something he and Andrea decided together during one of their final walks through the halls of the Sussman House. Dr. Norfleet says they wanted to make a donation to ensure that the wonderful care they experienced would be available to others. In that spirit, he plans to continue supporting the hospital by volunteering his time and expertise.
Sherry Gagne, Director of Prospect Management and Research 207-301-6711 Jody Herbert, Development Information Specialist 207- 301-6713
Dr. Andrea Norfleet
Amy McNaughton, Director of Development Operations 207-301-6716 Deb Schilder, Director of Grants and Foundation Relations 207-301-6712 Dayna Small, Administrative and Donor Relations Assistant 207-301-6707
PenBayWaldoFoundation.org 207-301-6713 Post Office Box 287 Belfast, Maine 04915 22 White Street Rockland, Maine 04841
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The Annual Fund provides critical support for Education and Care Innovation at Pen Bay Medical Center and Waldo County General Hospital. These initiatives fund medical equipment and technology, address new health challenges, support emerging treatment options, and help secure a strong future for healthcare on the Midcoast. The Annual Fund also supports the Sussman House.