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 Bucks County Designer House is the largest fundraiser for the Village Improvement Association of Doylestown, the women’s organization that founded Doylestown Hospital. The VIA recently presented a $230,500 check to Doylestown Health, the proceeds from its 43rd Bucks County fundraiser. Each year, the VIA chooses a historic homestead in Bucks County to be redesigned by professional decorators and landscape artists. The funds will go toward the new Center for Heart and Vascular Care, currently under construction.
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 the Healthy Beginning program. Healthy beginnings provides medical assistance and other resources to under insured expecting mothers and families.
For the second consecutive year, Subaru of America and The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) teamed up to provide gifts of hope and comfort to patients at Doylestown Health’s Cancer Institute. As part of Subaru’s “Loves to Care” program, LLS and Fred Beans Subaru in Doylestown donated more than 60 blankets to patients undergoing cancer treatment. Representatives from LLS and Fred Beans Subaru presented Doylestown Hospital with the blankets and message cards on July 6, 2017. Craft and activity kits were also donated for children and/or siblings during their stay at the hospital.
More than 175 Doylestown Health employees and visitors attended the fundraising event Ford Drive 4 UR Community event held on the Doylestown Hospital campus on June 22, 2017. Doylestown Health and the Fred Bean Family of Dealerships hosted the drive outside of the Fresh Inspirations Cafeteria. The event raised more than $3,500 with proceeds supporting the future renovation and expansion of Doylestown Health’s Heart Institute. This is the third year Fred Beans Family of Dealerships has sponsored a test drive fundraising event at Doylestown Hospital.
Local realtor, Deana Corrigan and her team at Realty One Group Legacy hosted a celebrity bartending event at Chambers 19 Bar and Bistro in Doylestown. Deana and the Corrigan team presented a check for $1,200 which will be used to help purchase wigs for patients of Doylestown Health’s Cancer Institute. This is the second consecutive year that Deana and her team have made a generous contribution to Doylestown Health’s Cancer Institute.
Thank you Pine2Pink for making a difference in the lives of local breast cancer patients! Keith Fenimore and the Pine2Pink team, with the help of our generous community, raised significant funds for Doylestown Health’s Cancer Institute.
The Women’s Club of the Heritage Creek Community Association recently presented Doylestown Health Foundation with a $1,000 check to support Doylestown Health’s Cancer Institute. For their fundraiser, the Women’s Club partnered with the Town and Country Players Theater in Buckingham for a special performance of “Bonnie and Clyde: The Musical” this spring. Over 100 people attended the event. Funds will support women undergoing cancer treatment at Doylestown Hospital, and will be used to help pay for costs not covered by insurance.
The Simple Gifts project donated gift bags to the Della Penna Pediatric Center. They may have some craft supplies, stickers, and/or a book or toy to help relieve some of the anxiety of being at the hospital. These bags help to take some of the burden away from the families who already have a lot to think about and let them know that good wishes are sent their way. Each bag was distributed to patients by the hospital staff.
The friendly collaboration between CB West and CB East continued, this time with the girls’ soccer teams holding their “Kick for Pink” event on October 10, 2017 at War Memorial Field at CB West. For four consecutive years, the two rival teams have coordinated fundraising efforts through raffle tickets sales, commemorative T-shirts and concession sales. This year, representatives from the two teams presented a check for $3,319 to support breast cancer patients and the programs and services that help bridge the gap between treatment costs and a patient’s ability to pay for items and services related to their treatment.
Central Bucks High School West and Central Bucks High School East girls’ volleyball teams held a “Pink Out” event and game on October 9, 2017 at CB West in Doylestown. Through the spirit of sportsmanship and the desire to give back to the local community, the two teams coordinated fundraising activities that included raffle basket ticket sales, donations, and selling baked goods and commemorative T-shirts. Team members and coaches presented a check for $2,800 for the Breasts Cancer Fund supporting programs related to the prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and support of breast cancer patients at Doylestown Health. This was the third year that the girls’ volleyball teams held the event benefiting Doylestown Health.
Simply Fresh by McCaffrey’s hosted a Fight Cancer Day on October 18 benefiting Doylestown Health’s Cancer Institute. In honor of the day, Simply Fresh by McCaffrey’s offered in-store specials, raffle prizes, and had a variety of entertainment and in-store events. Doylestown Health Associates further supported the day by purchasing raffle tickets in the Fresh Inspirations cafeteria prior to the event. Simply Fresh by McCaffrey’s raised $3,116 through the raffle sales and donated 5% of the day’s sales to Doylestown Health’s Cancer Institute. This is the second year Doylestown Health has been the benefactor of Fight Cancer Day.
Leaders from The Superhero Project donated funds to Doylestown Health to establish the Angel Eye Camera System to keep parents connected with newborns in the Intensive Care Nursery. The $5,000 check donated on December 5, 2017 will help Doylestown Health purchase the Angel Eye equipment, which is expected to be installed in early 2018.
Smiths Auto & Truck Service organized a breast cancer awareness fundraiser during the month of October. For each state inspection during the month, Smiths Auto & Truck Service donated $25 to Doylestown Health. The co-owner of Smiths, Nick Torcini, enjoys working with local organizations and giving back to the community. This year, Smiths Auto & Truck Service presented Doylestown Health’s Cancer Institute with a check for $4,100 benefiting the Breast Cancer Fund.