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Auxiliary reaches one million dollars in giving
February 13, 2013
During their February meeting, the Madison County Hospital (MCH) Auxiliary approved a donation that marked more than one million dollars in giving over the past 50 years.
MCH Auxiliary Treasurer Linda Houser indicated that $36,000 was allocated for capital and program needs in 2013. After consideration, it was approved that the money would be used for a new cardiac stress system, an EKG machine for the Emergency Department and toward the purchase of new privacy curtains for the emergency room.
The announcement that such a significant milestone had been reached came as a surprise to many of the Auxiliary members. After the approval was made, a one million dollar commemorative check was presented to MCH and members were served festive dollar sign cookies to celebrate the event.
"I am very proud of this group," said MCH Auxiliary President Anne Carter. "We really enjoy being able to give back to the hospital and the community."
The MCH Auxiliary is comprised of volunteers who dedicate countless hours to support the hospital through fundraising efforts. In recent years, the Auxiliary has funded a BiPAP breathing machine for the Cardiopulmonary Department and a central monitoring system for the Intensive Care Unit.
Annual events such as the Bake-nic, Geranium Sale and Lights of Love celebration have made the Auxiliary the hospital's most generous benefactor. In addition to the $5 Jewelry Sale on February 20, they will host a Book Fair and Gold Buy-back event on March 20.
For more information about the MCH Auxiliary, or to become a hospital volunteer, contact the MCH Development Office at 740-845-7012.