Partnerships with our community across Bucks County take many forms and yield extraordinary results. From galas to golf, proceeds from our signature events and fundraisers benefit the patients and families we serve and connect us with our closest friends and supporters throughout the year. Doylestown Health Foundation gratefully acknowledges the many individuals, families, corporations, foundations, and local businesses for their steadfast support. We are pleased to celebrate the generosity of our community by sharing these highlights.
Doylestown Health Foundation is proud to recognize the individuals and organizations who have hosted events to benefit our patients, services and programs.
Lily’s Hope Foundation is a generous partner of the VIA Maternity Center and NICU. So far, they have provided “packages of hope” for families with urgent needs that arise when babies are born earlier than expected, and the financial support for the NICU to purchase a new Masimo SET Pulse Oximeter to care for our littlest patients more efficiently.
The Della Penna Pediatric Center has once again been the beneficiary of the Annual Sassy Massey Toy Drive, which provides toys to kids at Doylestown Hospital. The effort is named in memory of 5-year-old Jillian “Sassy” Massey, who passed away in 2017 after a 20-month battle with brain cancer. Her wish was to make sure that every sick child has something to make them “happy” during treatment.
Every holiday season, Doylestown Health’s Carol and Louis Della Penna Pediatric Center receives handmade stuffed monkeys, superhero capes, and pillowcases from Bill and Marianne Sifer of Colin’s Angels, a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping sick and disadvantaged children in the Philadelphia region.
Local realtor, Deana Corrigan, and her team at Realty One Group Legacy host a celebrity bartending event at Chambers 19 Bar and Bistro in Doylestown every year. Cumulatively, they have generated more than $5,000 to fund the purchase of cancer wigs for patients of Doylestown Health’s Cancer Institute.
The Simple Gifts Project is a generous annual supporter of the Della Penna Pediatric Center. Each year, they put together special packages of gift bags, crafts, and other items to brighten the lives of our youngest patients. Simple Gifts Project was started to pass along a smile to a child who is confronted with a hospital stay due to a chronic or terminal illness.
Simply Fresh by McCaffrey’s hosted their 4th annual Fight Cancer Day on October 23, 2019. They offered in-store specials and raffle prizes to the community and donated five percent of that day’s net sales. McCaffrey’s presented a check for more than $2,300 to benefit Doylestown Health’s Cancer Institute.
CB West and CB East girls’ volleyball teams held their annual “Pink Out” game on October 16, 2019. The two teams coordinated fundraising activities and presented a check for $3,019 for the Breast Cancer Fund, supporting programs related to the prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and support of patients at Doylestown Health’s Cancer Institute. To date, the annual “Pink Out” game has raised over $16,000 for the Breast Cancer Fund.
CB West and CB East girls’ soccer teams held their annual “Kick for Pink” event on September 26, 2019 at War Memorial Field at CB West. This year, representatives from the two teams presented a check for a record donation of $4,575 to support breast cancer patients at Doylestown Health’s Cancer Institute.
The Bucks County Designer House is the largest fundraiser for the Village Improvement Association of Doylestown. The VIA presented a $200,000 check to Doylestown Health. The proceeds from its 44th Annual fundraiser will benefit ONE VISION: The Campaign of Doylestown Health and the newly built Cardiovascular and Critical Care Pavilion, slated to open in 2020.
Thanks to the financial support of sponsors and local businesses, Pine2Pink Foundation representatives along with their founder, Keith Fenimore, were thrilled to present a check for $21,500 to Doylestown Health’s Cancer Institute. These generous funds will be used to help cancer patients pay for costs associated with their care and provide support for treatment and complementary therapies.
Fred Beans Subaru, Subaru of America, and the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) donated more than 60 blankets, along with personal notes of encouragement, to patients undergoing cancer treatment at Doylestown Health.
The annual “Double D Dance,” hosted by the Minford Foundation and organized by Debbie Minford Dailey, raises money for Doylestown Health’s Cancer Institute and the Integrative Medicine Program. For the 11th year in a row, Debbie has presented proceeds to the cancer program, this year for $25,000.
Delta Kappa Gamma Society International is an organization of outstanding women educators. The Alpha Nu Chapter of Bucks County made a generous donation of books and hand crocheted blankets to support Doylestown Health’s Healthy Beginnings Plus program which provides medical assistance and pregnancy-related resources to expectant mothers and families in need.
Smith’s Auto & Truck Service organized a breast cancer awareness fundraiser throughout October 2018. For each state inspection during the month, Smiths Auto & Truck Service donated $25 to Doylestown Health. Smith’s Auto & Truck Service presented Doylestown Health’s Cancer Institute with a check for $4,100 benefiting the Breast Cancer Fund.
The Women’s Club of the Heritage Creek Community Association partnered with the Town and Country Players Theater for a fundraising performance of “Bonnie and Clyde: The Musical, ” raising $1,000 for Doylestown Health’s Cancer Institute. Funds will support women undergoing cancer treatment at Doylestown Hospital.
More than 175 Doylestown Health employees and visitors attended the Ford Drive 4 UR Community event, sponsored by Fred Beans Family of Dealerships, held on October 24, 2018. The event raised more than $3,500 with proceeds supporting ONE VISION: The Campaign for Doylestown Health.
Grace generously shared the joy of celebrating her fifth birthday by inviting friends and family to collects arts and crafts supplies to help lift the spirits of pediatric patients in the Della Penna Pediatric Center.
A $13,000 grant from the Super Hero Project and its founder, Kelly Gallagher, provided two state-of-the-art BiliCon light therapy blankets to treat newborn babies with jaundice at Doylestown Hospital.
Friends of the Heart Institute hosted celebrity judges and Doylestown Health cardiologists in a “light-hearted” competition featuring healthy recipes. Proceeds benefit the Woodall Center for Heart and Vascular Care.