Annual Gifts Advance AAMC’s Mission
The AAMC Foundation is grateful for everyone’s support, and here are just a few stories of some community members who support the hospital year after year.
Many area clubs and organizations host annual fundraisers to benefit Anne Arundel Medical Center. These organizations manage the events soup to nuts and donate the generous proceeds to the hospital. Annapolis Striders is one such organization that has been giving to the hospital through their annual Ten Mile Run since 1994. This year they designated their funds towards equipment needs in the Emergency Department. These funds purchased equipment that will communicate the patient’s vital statistics to the ED while the patient is in route to the hospital via ambulance.
For the last several years, the Corvette Annapolis Club has contributed to Broncho Junction, the asthma camp for kids, but this year, the club is making a more personal donation. Two former members of the club have died of cancer recently, Ed Woelfel and Rocky Hayward. The club has designated a gift of an ice machine to Infusion Therapy in their honor.
Another area organization, Stepping Out for Breast Cancer, joins AAMC in the fight against breast cancer. This all-volunteer organization began in the early 90s with a group of Annapolis businesswomen. A growing number of dedicated women host fundraisers to support the hospital’s Breast Center. This year’s proceeds supported the second Annual Breast Cancer Survivors’ Retreat.
While there are many clubs and organizations, there are even more individuals from the community who provide support every year. Jack and Elizabeth Norton founded a Perinatal Loss group after the loss of their son. Every year the Nortons host an event that helps to ensure a perinatal loss support system at AAMC. This year’s event will help underwrite the staffing costs associated with providing the support these families need.
From individuals to area businesses, annual support every year is critical to providing superior health to the community. While many area businesses help AAMC, Fred Graul of Graul’s Market in Cape St. Claire has been a longtime supporter of the hospital. He not only personally supports capital campaigns, he continually supports many annual hospital events through his business to help increase community awareness of the hospital’s needs in providing excellent healthcare.
Like many of the hospital’s donors, the thread that ties all these gracious supporters is continuous annual support. From area organizations, to individuals, to businesses, people throughout the community support AAMC year after year to help provide superior care for our community. The hospital’s annual fund accepts gifts by phone, mail or online at www.askAAMC.org/foundation. To be included in our mailing list, please contact AAMC’s Foundation at 443-481-4747.