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Tuesday, July 16, 2013 - Carroll County Rotary Clubs pledge $51,000 to Campaign to Cure & Comfort, Always

CONTACT: Simone Lindsay, 410-871-6836
SLindsay@CarrollHospitalCenter.org

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Westminster, Md. – (July 16, 2013) — In a grand gesture of support, the four Rotary Clubs in Carroll County have joined together to pledge $51,000 to the Carroll Hospital Center Foundation’s fundraising initiative, Campaign to Cure & Comfort, Always.

As part of the pledge, the Rotary Clubs of Mt Airy, Westminster, Bonds Meadow and Sykesville–South Carroll will hold fundraisers throughout the year to support various initiatives including the Foundation’s campaign. The largest fundraiser will be the First Annual Rotary Oktoberfest of Carroll County — a fundraising event that all four groups will participate in together. This year’s Oktoberfest will be held on Saturday, September 28 from noon to 10 p.m. and Sunday, September 29 from noon to 6 p.m. at the Carroll County Agriculture Center in Westminster, Md.

“We are very proud that all four rotary clubs have come together to make this happen," Russ Grimes, president of the Sykesville–South Carroll Club, said. “This is what Rotary is all about — helping and serving our community.”

The Carroll Hospital Center Foundation’s Campaign to Cure & Comfort, Always, is the Foundation’s largest community fundraising initiative. The goal of the campaign is raise $22 million to support five key areas that will further the hospital’s vision. This includes the William E. Kahlert Regional Cancer Center and Tevis Center for Wellness, two new facilities that are currently under construction on Carroll Hospital Center’s campus and are expected to open in the fall of 2014. The hospital also plans to expand its cardiovascular and stroke services, upgrade its medical and communications technology, and create an endowment fund for Carroll Hospice.

For more information on the Campaign to Cure and Comfort, Always, or to learn how to participate, please contact the Carroll Hospital Center Foundation at 410-871-6200 or click here.

Carroll Hospital Center is a nonprofit, acute care facility offering a continuum of services, including comprehensive inpatient, outpatient and community programs.

Photo caption: Pictured from left to right, starting with the front row are, Paul Mahata, Mt. Airy Rotary Club past president; Stephanie Dahlquist, Westminster Rotary Club past president; John Sernulka, Carroll Hospital Center CEO; Bob Jackle, Bonds Meadow Rotary Club president; and Dawn Wittfelt, Sykesville-South Carroll Rotary Club past president. Back row: Tom Neff, Mt. Airy Rotary Club president; Nora Drury, Westminster Rotary Club president; Mike Fox, Bonds Meadow Rotary Club past president; and Russ Grimes, Sykesville-South Carroll Rotary Club president.

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