Wednesday, August 14, 2013
Hood River tour organizer Kay Lincoln is hosting an eight-day tour of New Orleans, Memphis and sites in between just after Thanksgiving, with proceeds going to the Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital Foundation scholarship fund.
“This is the fifth tour that I am organizing, with a portion of proceeds going to support the Hospital Auxiliary Scholarship Program,” said Lincoln, an 11-year hospital volunteer at Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital. The travel program has provided donations for $6,000 in scholarships to date.
Lincoln gives her time to support patient care throughout the hospital but she also believes in the power of education to train up the next generation of health care providers. She has worked for the last four years to raise funds that are given out each year as scholarships to nursing students, health aides and others working in the health care field.
“The volunteer association or Auxiliary has been giving out scholarships since 1996. They have given out a total of 133 scholarships over the years. The money Kay raised granted six scholarships,” said Brandi Sheppard, volunteer coordinator for PRHMH and Lincoln’s supervisor.
To find out more about how to support the hospital auxiliary scholarship program, contact PHRMH Foundation Director Julie Raefield-Gobbo at 541-387-6950 or Julie.Raefield-Gobbo@providence.org.
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‘I can’t keep quiet,’ sing members of an impromptu choir in front of Hood River Middle School Saturday prior to the citizen town hall for questions to Rep. Greg Walden. The song addresses female empowerment generally and sexual violence implicitly, and gained prominence during the International Women’s Day events in January. The singers braved a sudden squall to finish their song and about 220 people gathered in HRMS auditorium, which will be the scene of the April 12 town hall with Rep. Greg Walden, at 3 p.m. Enlarge