Fairview Auxiliary fulfills $50,000 pledge 3 years early

Funds to Lakes Cancer Clinic

In February 2011, the Fairview Lakes Auxiliary pledged to provide $50,000 over five years to help fund expansion of Lakes Cancer Clinic at Fairview Lakes Medical Center.

Jenny Mayer, president of the Fairview Lakes Auxiliary, presents Steve Housh, president of Fairview Lakes Medical Center, with the final installment of a $50,000 pledge made for the recently expanded Lakes Cancer Clinic at Wyoming. Also pictured at left, Bryan Gaffy, senior director, Fairview Lakes Medical Center, Service Line and Business Development, and on right, Jody Rick, manager of the Lakes Cancer Clinic. (Photo by Cliff Buchan)

In May, Auxiliary President Jenny Mayer presented the final $30,000 installment on that pledge, more than three years ahead of schedule. Steve Housh, president of Fairview Lakes Medical Center, and Jody Rick, manager of Lakes Cancer Clinic, accepted the check. Mayer explains that the pledge represents the largest single donation ever made by the auxiliary, which raises funds with proceeds from the Fairview Lakes Medical Center Gift Shop and other fundraising events.

Bea Abdallah, senior development officer of the Fairview Foundation, and Bryan Gaffy, senior director, Fairview Lakes Medical Center, Service Line and Business Development, also expressed their appreciation for the auxiliary‘s hard work and generosity. Abdallah pointed out that, “The auxiliary commitment to the cancer project led the way for additional donations from members of the community, which helped to provide heated infusion therapy chairs and other amenities.”

University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview in Minneapolis operates the Lakes Cancer Clinic and Infusion Services, with oncology and hematology provided by University of Minnesota Physicians. The cancer clinic and adjacent University of Minnesota Physicians Radiation Therapy Center are attached to Fairview Lakes Medical Center.

Fairview Lakes Medical Center is a full-service hospital and surgical center offering comprehensive primary and specialty care in ten onsite medical clinics, 24/7 emergency and trauma care, urgent care seven days a week and more than 70 medical specialists with a special emphasis on cardiology, oncology, orthopedics and women and children. For more information, go to fairview.org/lakes.

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