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.
The Della Penna Pediatric Center and Emergency Department are proud beneficiarys 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 and wanted to deliver “miles of smiles” every sick child.
Weichert Realtors Doylestown held a holiday toy drive in their office and generously chose Doylestown Hospital as the beneficiary of their gifts. They donated various toys to bring cheer to our pediatric patients in the Della Penna Pediatric Center and the Emergency Department.
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 A Moment of Magic Foundation chapters at Temple University and West Chester University chose Doylestown Hospital to be the first recipient of the Bravery Bags project. These gifts will encourage patients of the Della Penna Pediatric Center and pediatric patients in the Emergency Department to be “brave, strong, and fearless.”
The National Council of Jewish Women – Greater Philadelphia chapter have donated homemade treats to Doylestown Hospital every holiday season, pivoting recently to packaged snack baskets to appreciate and spread some holiday cheer to our Associates.
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.
The Simple Gifts Project is a generous supporter of the Della Penna Pediatric Center. 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.
The employees at Charles River Laboratories’ Horsham PA site (Safety Assessment) created “Comfort Care Kits” for patients at the Cancer Institute of Doylestown Hospital. The kits were assembled by CRL’s Activities Committee and contained a variety of therapeutic and personal care items useful for patients undergoing chemotherapy and other treatments at the Center
CB West and CB East girls’ volleyball teams have held their annual “Pink Out” game and donated the proceeds to Doylestown Health’s cancer program in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month since 2014, totaling over $20,000 in support of programs related to the prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and support of patients at Doylestown Health’s Cancer Institute.
On World Prematurity Day, the sisters of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. – Alpha Alpha Omicron Zeta Chapter donated items to support families with babies in the Doylestown Hospital NICU that they collected from a “Community Baby Shower” in partnership with March of Dimes.
Árdana Food & Drink and KC Prime Steakhouse- Warrington, PA donated half of all sales every Monday in October in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, totaling over $12,000 for the Women’s Diagnostic Center, after holding the same kind of fundraiser in February in honor of American Heart Month and donating over $10,000 to Doylestown Hospital.
The staff at La Chelé Medical Aesthetics held a community-wide clothing drive and collected new hats and scarves during October in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month to keep the patients in Doylestown Hospital’s Cancer Program warm through the winter.
As grateful patients themselves, and with gratitude for the care their children received at Doylestown Hospital, the Burkholders established “Bee Family” and the whole family put together activity boxes for the patients in the Della Penna Pediatric Center to enjoy.
The Bucks County Designer House is the largest fundraiser for the Village Improvement Association of Doylestown. The VIA presented a check to Doylestown Health with proceeds from its 46th Annual fundraiser to benefit ONE VISION: The Campaign of 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, totaling $25,000 in 2020.
Thanks to the financial support of sponsors and local businesses, Pine2Pink Foundation representatives along with their founder, Keith Fenimore, have donated to Doylestown Health since 2019. 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.
CB West and CB East girls’ soccer team held their annual “Kick for Pink” event on September 26, 2019 at War Memorial Field at CB West and have donated the proceeds to Doylestown Health’s cancer program since 2014. In 2019, representatives from the two teams presented a check for a record donation of $4,575 to support breast cancer patients.
Local realtor, Deana Corrigan, and her team at Realty One Group Legacy have hosted celebrity bartending events at Chambers 19 Bar and Bistro in Doylestown. Cumulatively, they have generated more than $5,000 to fund the purchase of cancer wigs for patients of Doylestown Health’s Cancer Institute.
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.
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.
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.