Alamance Regional Medical Center Celebrates 25 Years
The silver anniversary benefits people in need.
A silent auction, a chance to win 25 ounces of silver, and insights into what running a large hospital is really like cap the 25th anniversary celebration of Alamance Regional Medical Center. The activities take place as part of a virtual community event from 5 to 6 p.m. this Thursday, Sept. 24.
The celebration is hosted by the Alamance Regional Charitable Foundation. The event has a goal of raising $75,000 to help patients, employees and the community. People can sign up for the free festivities by going to the foundation’s Facebook page.
"While the pandemic has prevented us from fundraising in our traditional ways, the need among those we serve continues to grow," says Katie Boon, Alamance Regional Charitable Foundation director. "Since caring is at heart of what Alamance Regional stands for, we thought the anniversary was the perfect occasion to join in the spirit of helping others."
Besides the silver raffle, people can take part in a silent auction to bid on a host of items large and small from area businesses. They range from gift cards to fine jewelry.
The money raised will go to several charitable funds that help those facing burdensome medical bills with food, housing and even utility payments. A percentage will also support a pilot community project to buy equipment to bring more virtual health care to clients of the Open Door Clinic in Burlington.
"We can’t think of a better way of honoring our past than by looking at more ways to serve our community in the future," adds Boon.