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Tuesday, August 06, 2013 - Auxiliary raises $8,000 for new William E. Kahlert Regional Cancer Center

CONTACT: Marketing Department,
Carroll Hospital Center, 410-871-7121

Westminster, Md. – (August 6, 2013) — The Carroll Hospital Center Auxiliary raised close to  $8,000 combined to benefit the new William E. Kahlert Regional Cancer Center during two successful events held recently — the “Year of the Book” Signing event and Charity Day at Maggie’s.

A total of $900 was raised during the Auxiliary’s first Year of the Book” Signing event held on August 1 at Carroll Hospital Center. During the event, hospital employees and community members visited with close to 20 fiction and non-fiction book authors in the hospital’s main lobby. Attendees talked with the authors, purchased their books and had them autographed. Many participants also won raffle prizes simply for attending.

More than $6,500 was generated for the William E.Kahlert Regional Cancer Center during the Auxiliary’s Charity Day at Maggie’s held on July 25. Hundreds of hospital employees and community residents attended the event to show their support for the hospital. For every lunch, dinner, evening snack or cocktail they purchased Maggie’s donated 10 percent of the sales to the Auxiliary.

During the evening guest bartenders, consisting of Carroll Hospital Center staff members and notable community members, competed in a contest for the “Best Bartender” title. The title was awarded to Joe Laney, of M.T. Laney Company, Inc., a local construction company, who garnered the highest amount of tips, all of which were donated to the cancer center.

Expected to open in the fall of 2014, The William E. Kahlert Regional Cancer Center will offer a range of comprehensive cancer services to the community, expanding the services the hospital currently offers. The hospital’s current cancer services include the latest minimally invasive procedures, advanced medical, surgical and radiation therapies, the option to participate in clinical trials, as well as cancer navigation services, education and support.

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 400 community members — 190 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: Maggie’s Charity Day attendees. From left to right are Tina Warehime, chair of the Gala Charity Nights Committee; Joe Laney, of M.T. Laney Company, Inc., and winner of the Best Bartender title; and Barbara Gunther, vice president of the Carroll Hospital Center Auxiliary.