Foundation Employee Campaign breaks record

This year’s Foundation Employee Campaign was record setting, with an 81 percent 8867FoundationEmployeeCampaign310x153 increase in funds collected and a 101 percent increase in the number of employee partners. The Foundation exceeded its fundraising goal of $105,000, raising more than $163,000. The Foundation set a goal of 475 employee partners, but ended up with 972.

Announcing the results from the Foundation employee campaign are, from left, Stephen Taylor, Plant Services; Abi Chambliss, Medical Group Billing; Daniel Morrison, Plant Services; Francis Anderson, Environmental Services; Chasity Alford, Environmental Services; Kim Childree, Accounting; Brenda Griggs, MedNet; and Marcus Henry, Environmental Services.

SAMC joins Mayor's Ride for Fitness

Daniel Powers with SAMC's Living Well Fitness, left, gets the crowd excited at the Mayor’s Ride 1111MayorsFitnessRide310x153 for Fitness May 10. SAMC co-sponsored this community event.

Compassion That Compels

Kristianne Stewart, director of the non-profit Compassion That Compels in Mandeville, La., 7156CompassionThatCompels310x153 recently donated 40 Compassion Bags to patients of Southeast Cancer Care Network. Each bag includes items such as a blanket, a devotional book, a coffee mug, a Chick-Fil-a gift card, and specialty teas and mints featuring uplifting scriptures. In addition to her generous donation, valued at $4,000, Stewart delivered an inspirational talk entitled, “On the Other Side of Something” to women under active  cancer treatment at SAMC. Stewart plans a return trip in the fall, with hopes of donating 60 more bags to women receiving treatment at Southeast Cancer Center, Enterprise Cancer Center and North Florida Cancer Center.