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”
President Judy Krischker
Vice President Betsy Carlin
Treasurer Karen Gibson
Recording Secretary Joyce Cassel
Corresponding Secretary Bobbie McCarthy
Advisor Judy Molt
Membership Marlene Vergillo
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