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Southwell Auxiliary donates to the TRMC Breast Health Fund

Pictured (L-R): Emily LaMontagne; Director of Volunteer Services, Brittany Felthauser; TRMC Mammography, Bonnie Bailey; Mammography Volunteer, Julie Matthews; TRMC Mammography, Debbi Dillard; TRMC Mammography, Gayle Cooper; Auxiliary Board President, Stacey Nelms; Women’s Health Navigator, Dawn Law; Women’s Health Navigator, Lois Cromer; Mammography Volunteer, Amyie Mathis; Mammography Supervisor, Tina York; Gift Shop Manager, Mandy Brooks; TRMC Foundation Director and Audrey Deshazer; TRMC Mammography Department.

The Southwell Auxiliary recently donated over $3,200 to the Breast Health Fund of the Tift Regional Medical Center (TRMC) Foundation.  

The donated funds were raised from sales at the TRMC Gift Shop during Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October.  TRMC is the main hospital of Southwell.

“Twice a year, the TRMC Pink Ladies and Red Coats give 25 percent of monthly gift shop proceeds to the foundation, benefitting the Breast Health Fund in October and the TRMC Heart and Vascular Center in February,” said Gayle Cooper, hospital volunteer and Southwell Auxiliary president. “TRMC staff members and visitors make these donations happen by shopping at the gift shop throughout the year.”

The Breast Health Fund assists area breast cancer patients with mammograms, biopsies and medications that are not covered by health insurance or other programs.  

“Our Pink Ladies and Red Coats have a longstanding tradition of volunteering and assisting patients and staff in the TRMC Women’s Imaging Center, so this donation is very close to our hearts,” said Emily LaMontagne, Southwell Director of Volunteer Services. “We’re excited that our efforts in the TRMC Gift Shop allow us to come together as a group and make a difference for something that means so much to our volunteers, staff and patients.”

To learn more, visit www.trmcf.com.  For volunteer opportunities at TRMC, call (229) 353-7590.