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Sanford Health Foundation Hillsboro Spring 2017

NEW BUS connects residents to community

20 th Annual


Tournament & Raffle


Save the date!

20th Annual Sanford Health Foundation Hillsboro Charity Golf Tournament and Raffle

NEW BUS connects residents to community


ou may have noticed a new set of wheels rolling through Hillsboro this spring.

“We needed something that would allow for more wheelchairs,” said Gjerswold.

What residents are saying:

Residents of the Sanford Hillsboro Care Center are enjoying a new 15-passenger bus, purchased with funds contributed to the Sanford Health Foundation Hillsboro.

“More than 60 percent of our residents in our facility use a wheelchair, and almost 30 percent of those are unable to transfer to a bus seat.”

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“The new bus was a major fundraising priority,” said Colleen Hardy, the Foundation’s development officer. “It gives residents a lifeline to the community, empowering them to remain active and connected with family, friends and neighbors.

With accessible transportation, she emphasized, residents are better able to maintain a sense of independence. They also benefit from associated physical activity and social interaction, all of which contribute to health and well-being.

Favorite outings: • • • • • • • •

Shopping trips Country drives Car shows Fairs Ball games Casino trips Special events Drives to the lake

According to DeeDee Gjerswold, Sanford Hillsboro’s activity supervisor, the previous vehicle was aging well past its prime. It was so uncomfortable that residents had begun opting out of group trips they’d once enjoyed.

The bus was welcomed in early March with an inaugural trip to the Dollar General store in Hillsboro. When outings are scheduled, it departs the facility early afternoon or morning, transporting eight to 12 residents. “This bus reflects the incredible generosity of our community,” said Hardy. “I hope donors feel proud when they see it on the road. Their support made it possible to purchase this vehicle, and it’s making a real impact in people’s lives.” Funds raised during the Foundation’s past two annual golf tournaments and raffles as well as last year’s Giving Hearts Day have all been dedicated to the purchase of the new bus, she explained.

The new bus is quieter, offers a smooth ride, and is also more “We are grateful for our board accommodating for residents of the members, golf committee members, care center and the assisted living hundreds of golfers, event sponsors, facility. It features a front wheelchair anyone who purchased raffle tickets ramp and versatile seating that and individual donors who supported can be arranged to hold twice the this great project. The Hillsboro number of wheelchairs as the old bus. community should be very proud.” 2 encourage

“I like the color. It’s a nice blue!” “It really has nice seats.” “I can see out better.” “It rides really nice.” “I like the big windows. I can see out now.” • “It seems bigger than the other bus. I like it.”

What’s next? Join us to help purchase new hospital beds at Sanford Hillsboro. As always, all gifts to the Sanford Health Foundation Hillsboro stay local, helping Sanford go above and beyond for patients and address priorities faster. To support the project and give the gift of comfort and faster healing, return the enclosed envelope or contact: Colleen Hardy colleen.hardy@sanfordhealth.org (701) 636-3249

Save the date!

20 th Annual


Tournament & Raffle

When: Friday, July 21, 2017

Where: Goose River Golf Club, 17 Hillsboro

Morning flight: Registration at 6:45 a.m. shotgun start at 7:30 a.m.

Afternoon flight:  Registration at 12:30 p.m. shotgun start at 1:30 p.m.

Raffle:  Open to the public. Tickets on sale now.


ee off for a great cause at the 20th Annual Sanford Health Foundation Hillsboro Charity Golf Tournament and Raffle! Proceeds will help purchase new beds atSanford Hillsboro.

Golfers will also have the opportunity to compete in $1 million hole-in-one and $5,000 putt contests. As an added bonus, both golfers and the general public can enter to win a $5,000 raffle prize! Only 1,200 tickets

Honor your Guardian Angel

will be available for $10 each. Thank you to all volunteers, players and team sponsors who helped us break a record by raising more than $25,000 during last year’s event. Those proceeds helped purchase the new transport bus for the Sanford Hillsboro Care Center. Let’s set a new record this year! Interested? Contact Colleen Hardy at (701) 636-3249 or colleen.hardy@sanfordhealth.org.

Guardian Angel


ooking for a meaningful way to thank a Sanford doctor, nurse, volunteer or staff member who touched your life in a special way? Our Guardian Angel program gives patients and families the opportunity to celebrate exceptional care by making a gift in honor of a caregiver. Your Guardian Angel will receive deserved recognition, and your gift will enhance services for future patients at Sanford Hillsboro.

To honor your Guardian Angel, please contact development officer Colleen Hardy at (701) 636-3249 or colleen.hardy@sanfordhealth.org. encourage 3

Sanford Health Foundation Hillsboro PO Box 609 Hillsboro, ND 58045

Many Thanks!

Sanford Health Foundation Hillsboro PO Box 609 Hillsboro, ND 58045

Thank you for your support on Giving Hearts Day.

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During this annual 24-hour online give-a-thon, we raised $14,500 towards our effort to purchase new beds at Sanford Hillsboro! Find us on Facebook! Search: Hillsboro Sanford Health Foundation

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