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Daffodils and Desserts

Nothing says spring like the advent of those beautiful yellow flowers

It was a chilly day and there was snow on the ground but spring arrived on March 21, 2013 as "Daffodils and Desserts" made its debut performance in the new Dahod Lobby from 9am-4pm on the main campus of Lowell General Hospital.

Hospital staff and visitors came to purchase spring floral arrangements, gift baskets and home baked goods for the benefit of the Cancer Center at Lowell General Hospital. All of the items were generously donated by our members, hospital staff and hospital volunteers. In addition, a beautiful basket filled with spring and Easter gifts was used as a raffle item. The fortunate winner was Eve Soroken.

Sales of daffodil bouquets, potted daffodil bulbs and Bear and a Bunch [limited edition Boyds Bear] enabled us to return $1335 to the American Cancer Society. Additionally, the Cancer Center at Lowell General Hospital will benefit from proceeds that totaled $2500.50. Once again, everyone's generosity helped us to surpass the previous totals.

This year, our donation will be used to purchase five replacement executive style chairs for the comfort of family and friends who accompany patients while they undergo long infusion treatments. The balance will be used to purchase $100 Market Basket gift certificates which the social service staff will distribute at Thanksgiving to cancer patients experiencing difficult economic circumstances.

Sincere thanks to all who supported and contributed to this event and in particular to the volunteers who set up and staffed the tables: Julie Ackley, Mary Bennett, Linda Carson, Janet Dubner, Carol Gilchrist, Gail Greco, Sheila Harrington, Paula Leavitt, Joanne Malomo, Carrie Meikle, Pauline Morse, Barbara O'Keefe, Priti Patel, Eve Soroken, Carol Ann Sullivan, Debbie Trull and Esther Wikander.

Appreciation is also due to hospital staff who responded to all our requests. Debhinn Watts of the LGH Volunteer and Concierge Services procured the daffodils and provided all the necessary information to Pauline Morse of the Philanthropy Department. Philanthropy is now responsible for auxiliary events in regards to communication and support. Donna Thoene, main campus Gift Shop Manager, provided us with a cash box and the use of credit card services and payroll deduction.

To everyone who participated and supported this event in any way, we say, "THANK YOU"!

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