28 April Colonial Beach, Virginia - April 2017 April 28, 2017 By The Fraternal Order of Eagles Virginia 0 Colonial Beach Eagles #4315 made a generous donation to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital last month. As a result of months of planning by benefit committee chairman, Bill Hall, co-chair Rebecca Kinson, and committee members Debbie Bennett, Donna Barnette, Patricia Cochran, Debra Garcia, Carrie Keister, Ginger Roth, Sharon Schellin, and Linda Watts, the F.O.E. was able to donate $12,232 to this worthy cause. Committee members ran several events to raise funds, including a brown bag auction, buffets during football games, and a prime rib dinner. This is an annual fundraising effort for the Colonial Beach Eagles. St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital was founded by the late actor, Danny Thomas, in 1962. The hospital’s web site states, “We’ve spent more than half a century finding cures and saving children, and our groundbreaking research has helped push the survival rate for childhood cancer from less than 20% in 1962 to more than 80% today.” This is quite a claim and one the Colonial Beach Eagles intends to continue supporting. Some of its members have children and grandchildren who have relied upon St. Jude’s services and research, and all of its members are compassionate to children’s causes and cancer research. On Saturday, March 18, the benefit committee presented Lisa Diskin, St. Jude volunteer, with the check for more than $12,000. Lisa discussed the research St. Jude continues to conduct and informed members that St. Jude shares the results of its research throughout the medical community at no charge. Accompanying Lisa were St. Jude-patient family members, Carly Blaine and her son, Noah. Carly’s daughter, Ellie, was treated at St. Jude. Carly provided a brief testimony of the care she and her husband experienced during Ellie’s treatment. Not only did Ellie receive her treatments, but her parents were provided lodging, food, and travel expenses – all at no cost to them! This enabled both parents to spend this precious time with their daughter. It was heartwarming to hear how the funds raised for St. Jude are and will be used. Pictured, l to r, front row: Lisa Diskin, Noah Blaine, Bill Hall; second row: Carrie Keister, Debra Garcia, Donna Barnette; third row: Sharon Schellin, Dave Atkins; fourth row: Rebecca Kinson, Linda Watts, Joel Galarneau. From the April 2017 edition of People Helping People. Related Articles Colonial Beach, Virginia - September 2018 Colonial Beach Aerie #4315 presented St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital with a $15,000 check. The Aerie raised the money by holding a benefit dinner that included raffles, a brown bag auction, a silent auction, and a bucket drive. Virginia Beach, Virginia - November 2018 Virginia Beach Eagles #3204’s Auxiliary President Debbie Hall and Aerie President Bill Singleton were presented with the 2018 Eastern Virginia Medical School Outstanding Community Champion Award. Over the past 20 years, #3204 has donated a total of $100,000 to the Eastern Virginia Medical School Diabetes Research Center. Cadiz, Ohio - April 2017 Past Grand Worthy President Ron Stine of Cadiz Eagles #2162 was recently awarded the Citizen of the Year award by the Cadiz Lions Club for his efforts throughout the community. Bellevue, Nebraska - April 2017 Bellevue Aerie & Auxiliary #3912 raised #5,793.42 for the purchase of three pediatric heart monitors that will allow patients at Omaha Children’s Hospital a chance to go home and have a normal life. Pictured are Auxiliary President Barb Romero, Auxiliary Heart Fund Chairman Connie Hodges, Children’s Hospital Representative Tom Kerfoot, Aerie Heart Fund Chairman Dave Hodges and Aerie President Patrick O’Connor. Evansville, Indiana - April 2017 Evansville Auxiliary #427 and River City Auxiliary #4023, also of Evansville, represented the F.O.E. on April 1, at a vendor fair for Child Abuse Prevention. Christine Huffman (#4023) and Tina Barrett (#4023) made a picture board showcasing the work of the Eagles and designed a brochure showing the amenities of each of Evansville’s Aeries. Bonita Stanley (#427 and dual at #4023), Deanna Ford (#427 and dual #4023) and Melinda Guinn (#4023 and dual #427) spoke to all about the FOE and how to become a member. Falls Creek, Pennsylvania - April 2017 Falls Creek Auxiliary #965 shines a light on numerous charities with more than $6,000 in donations for 2016. The Auxiliary dedicated its time, talents and caring hearts to these worthy charities with one-on-one service. The humble sisters of this small town have personally responded when a family was grieving the loss of a child who died by suicide. Members also take the “Question, Persuade, Refer” certification given by the Clearfield/Jefferson Suicide Prevention Team in order to increase their knowledge base and help to decrease the number of deaths by suicide in our community. Joining with the Prevention Team, #965 members walk and take part in the activities at the Annual Suicide Prevention walk for Clearfield/Jefferson Counties. Showing 0 Comment Comments are closed.