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Wednesday, February 26, 2014 - Carroll Hospital Center Auxiliary achieves fundraising goal of $350,000 for William E. Kahlert Regional Cancer Center

CONTACT: Simone Lindsay, 410-871-7121

Westminster, Md. (February 26, 2014) — The Carroll Hospital Center Auxiliary recently celebrated a momentous achievement — raising $350,000 for Carroll Hospital Center’s William E. Kahlert Regional Cancer Center.  Members of the Auxiliary announced their achievement on February 24 during their general membership meeting.

The funds were raised last year during the Auxiliary’s signature events including The Gala, Spring Fashion Show and Luncheon and Tree of Lights; at other smaller fundraisers; and through retail operations at The Candy Striper Gift Shop, Candy Striper Jr. and The White Rabbit Thrift Shop.

The Auxiliary donated the funds to the Carroll Hospital Center Foundation in installments made throughout 2013.

Each year, the Auxiliary makes a pledge to raise money to support one of Carroll Hospital Center’s many services. In 2012, the Auxiliary made a five-year pledge, totaling $1.75 million, to benefit the Carroll Hospital Center Foundation’s Campaign to Cure & Comfort, Always.  As part of that pledge, the Auxiliary raised money for the campaign’s Carroll Hospice Endowment Fund in 2012 and the William E. Kahlert Regional Cancer Center in 2013. For 2014, the Auxiliary has pledged to raise $350,000 to benefit the Tevis Center for Wellness, scheduled to open in the fall.

“The amount of money that we raise each year is a testament to the commitment that Auxiliary members and the volunteers have to making Carroll Hospital Center a quality health resource for the community,” said Kelly Hill, Carroll Hospital Center Auxiliary president.

Established in 1959, the Carroll Hospital Center Auxiliary provides support to the hospital both financially and through volunteer service. The Auxiliary consists of more than 500 community members — 190 of which are active hospital volunteers.

Carroll Hospital Center is a nonprofit, acute care facility offering the latest in medical technology, experienced medical professionals in a variety of specialties and a continuum of programs and services to meet the needs of the community.

Photo caption: Members of the Carroll Hospital Center Auxiliary. From left to right, starting with the front row are: Joyce Wilder; Brenda Wimperis; Ginger Falcone; Genevieve DeLuca; Vicky Campbell Green; Barbara Gunther; Rose Werden; and Joy Smith. Middle row: Lois Warden; Peggy Eline; Anne Marie Parish; Dolores Sisco; Linda Frazee; LaRue Crowl; Priscilla Teeter; Doris Sauble; and Anna Pritts. Back row: Carol Hullett; Karen Durilla; Mary Richards, Carroll Hospital Center’s director of volunteer services; Nancy McCrickard; Ernie Rice; Juanita Hawkes; Kelly Hill, Auxiliary president; Susie Warner; Phyllis Rice; Barbara Groff; Al Bozzell; and Gil Creutzer.