Paoli Hospital Auxiliary

The HM Branch of the Paoli Hospital Auxiliary was established in the early 1990’s by a small group of women who lived in HM and from that time membership has grown to over 80 active and honorary members. Our members are leaders in volunteering, fundraising and enthusiastic support of Paoli Hospital, the Auxiliary and the Community. In addition to volunteering services at the hospital including the Gift Shop, we sponsor fundraising activities such as a Bingo Night, Tree of Stars and HM Tree Lighting and HM Showcase of Homes.

Through the years, proceeds from our fundraisers and businesses have supported the Maternity and Nursery expansion, the new Pavilion Campaign, the Cancer Center, Breast Heath Center, as well as other important hospital programs and individual hospital department needs.  To date, the Auxiliary has contributed $10 million to Paoli Hospital.

A new Unite for HER ovarian cancer pilot program is underway at Paoli Hospital, thanks to the combined efforts of Unite for HER, the Paoli Cancer Center, and the Paoli Hospital Auxiliary. Unite for HER, a long-time partner of Paoli Hospital offers free complementary therapy programs, counseling and emotional support to breast cancer survivors. Recognizing the need to support ovarian cancer patients as well. Unite for HER and the Paoli Hospital Cancer Center are initiating a new pilot program for ovarian cancer patients at Paoli Hospital.  The Paoli Hospital Auxiliary is funding this initiative by presenting a $5000 check now and additional monies at a Raise the Paddle for Unite for HER at its annual Paoli Hospital fundraising gala, Mistletoe and Magic, on December 1, 2018 at the Desmond Hotel in Malvern, PA.

We meet in the HM Community Center on the second Thursday of the month from September to June at 9:30 (no meetings January and February). Each meeting begins with a social gathering followed by a guest speaker/presentation followed by a business meeting.  There is a place for everyone in our Branch. For more information or to join contact Membership Chair, Marlene Vergillo or President, Judy Krischker (see HM directory for contact information)

“To support our hospital is our primary aim

        To have FUN and FUNDRAISE can be one and the same”

2017-2018 Officers:

President                                 Judy Krischker

Vice President                         Betsy Carlin

Treasurer                                Karen Gibson

Recording Secretary               Joyce Cassel

Corresponding Secretary        Bobbie McCarthy

Advisor                                    Judy Molt

Membership                           Marlene Vergillo

 

2018-2019 MEETINGS/ACTIVITIES:

September 4, 2018 – “Getting to Know You Better” Cocktail Party at the Community Center.

September 14, 2018 – General Meeting – Canine Partners for Life “Meet and Learn about Service & Companion Dogs”

October 4, 2018 – Great Valley/HM Branch Bingo Fundraiser at the Community Center

October 11, 2018 – General Meeting – Barb Trimble, RN, SD, MBA “Medicare Issues & Observation Status”

November  8, 2018 – General Meeting – Jim Thorn “East Africa” Animals and Maasai People

December 2, 2018 – Tree of Stars with HM Tree Lighting – Community Center

Carols by the Hershey’s Mill Singers, Music by the Rich Ford String Quintet & a Visit from Santa Claus

December 13, 2018 – Holiday Party –  10:00 am – 12:00 noon Community Center

March 14, 2019 – General Meeting – Joanna King, Institute on Disabilities at Temple University-

“Adaptive Designs Cardboard Furniture for Kids and the HM Woodshop”

April 11, 2019 – General Meeting – Jim Christ, Vice President of Paoli Battlefield Preservation Fund

“Remember Paoli” September 22, 1777 – the story of the Paoli Massacre

May 9, 2019 – Showcase of Homes

June 3, 2019 – Spring Luncheon

 

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