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Kasilof, Alaska - March 2018

Kasilof, Alaska - March 2018

Six members of Kasilof Aerie #4317 and Denali, a black lab, participated in the annual Way Out Women (WOW) Snow Machine Run for Cancer in honor of their member Dwayne Whiteley, and previous members Betsy Hester and Laura Harmon, who both lost their battle to cancer.  Whiteley was diagnosed with cancer in 2016 and the Aerie’s have shown their love and support by helping with medical expenses and his bucket list.  This year the race’s them was revolved around Patriotism and the participating members dressed up as Samantha, the Statue of Liberty, the Flag of the United States, a Firecracker and a $100.00 bill. During the race, the Aerie raised more than $2,500 and has collectively raised over $40,000 for the WOW event.

Michigan - February 2018

Eagles Auxiliaries across Michigan are raising money this year for the Cowell Family Cancer Center in Traverse City thanks to State Madam President Judy Williamson of Grayling #3465. More than a decade ago, Judy’s husband, Dennis, was diagnosed with lymphoma and has been in remission following successful chemotherapy and radiation. In January 2017, part of Dennis’ left lung was removed after a scan found cancer cells. With the second diagnosis, Judy and Dennis saw what new programs the cancer center offers, including clinical navigators who help patients throughout the process. The decision led Judy to select the Cancer Center as her official charity for the 2017-18 year. Their story was featured in the December 2017 edition of Munson Healthcare Foundation’s FOCUS magazine.

Florida, Children's Day - February 2018

Florida, Children's Day - February 2018

Grand Tribunal Justice Steve Silvestro of Kissimmee Aerie #4048 and Julie Silvestro of Edgewater Auxiliary #4242 presented a $3,000 grant to Pace Center For Girls in Ormond Beach, Florida. Pace is designed to educate and keep young girls from entering the juvenile justice system. The grant was made possible by winning the Eagles’ 2017 Children’s Day Contest. Steve and Julie serve as the co-chairpersons for the annual event.

Florida - February 2018

Florida - February 2018

On Dec. 1, more than 70 men and women from the Florida State Aerie & Auxiliary enjoyed an afternoon reception hosted by the Florida Hospital Foundation. During the reception, the FOE was recognized for attaining a place of honor on the Foundation’s Lifetime Donor Hall of Fame by exceeding one half-million dollars in contributions. David Collis, President of the Florida Hospital Foundation, told the group that in appreciation for the outstanding achievement, the hospital renamed four key rooms within the facility in honor of the F.O.E. They are as follows:

  • FOE Vitals Room in the Florida Hospital for Children
  • FOE Library in the Florida Hospital Cancer Institute
  • FOE Conference Room in the Florida Hospital Cardiovascular Institute
  • FOE Creation Consult Room in the Florida Hospital Diabetes Institute

During the ceremony, Collis also presented Florida Past State Madam President Michelle McCarthy with a special plaque in honor of her continued dedication and generosity to Florida Hospital.

Indiana - February 2018

Indiana - February 2018

For the 2016-17 year, Gary Weber selected Special Olympics Indiana as his State Aerie President’s Project. Last fall, he presented a check for $167,307.83 for cause. Pictured are Gary Weber, Donna Weber, Gary’s State Project team of Dan Frick, Don Niccum, Charlie Riggs and Jim Hellis, Indiana State Secretary Stretch Wineinger along with Special Olympics Indiana CEO Mike Furnish.

New Smyrna Beach, Florida - February 2018

New Smyrna Beach, Florida - February 2018

New Smyrna-Edgewater Ladies’ Auxiliary #4242 recently donated $6,000 to support the Parkinson’s programs at the Florida Hospital New Smyrna Health Park. The funds will allow the opportunity to purchase a testing and training tool for outpatient rehab services. To date, the New Smyrna-Edgewater Auxiliary has donated $11,500 to support Parkinson’s Programs at the Health Park.

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