By Marty Mayfield
Ever wonder just what all those ladies in the pink jackets do at the hospital? A lot more than you might imagine as they have been in service to the hospital for over 41 years.
Auxillary President Marilyn Wiseman spoke to the crowd at MCMC Wednesday evening and gave a report on the Auxiliary’s activities for the past year. She included how they raise money for the hospital as well as some of the other fund raising activities they are involved in. The Auxiliary is working on an education program for MCMC staff and also did a Pink Ribbon campaign that raised money to help pay for mamagrams for patients who are unable to meet that cost. The organization staffs the gift shop at the hospital as well as their thrift store where they take in donations of clothes and other goods.
The organization is a totally volunteer organization. This year alone the volunteers put in over 10,588 hours of service and since their inception in 1971 have accumulated over 125,488 hours of volunteer service in support of MCMC. The organization is always looking for more volunteers, both men and woman.
To learn more about the group visit their web page at http://www.minershosp.com/about/auxiliary