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Rowan-Salisbury high schools come together for the community

SALISBURY, N.C. Nov. 15, 2017 ― Novant Health Rowan Medical Center Foundation partnered with Rowan-Salisbury area high schools to host the second annual King of the Court, a junior and senior all-male volleyball fundraiser. Together, the six area high schools raised over $5,500. All proceeds will be donated to the hospital foundation in support of its breast health fund which covers the cost of mammograms, diagnostic mammograms and ultrasounds for women who are uninsured or underinsured.

“As an East Rowan alumna and native of Rowan County, I love seeing this type of partnership with the hospital and our school district,” said Kristen Trexler, development manager of Rowan Medical Center Foundation. “We are two large organizations within the community that can do so many great things together!”

The King of the Court fundraiser occurs annually in October in recognition of breast cancer awareness month. Each high school picks a junior and senior team of six to eight players who compete at a championship tournament. The 2017 tournament took place Nov. 8 at West Rowan High School. Winners this year are the South Rowan junior team and the South Rowan senior team. Players on these two teams will receive a Go Burrito party sponsored by Novant Health Rowan Medical Center Foundation and will also be recognized at an upcoming hospital foundation board meeting.

The high schools also hosted additional fundraisers throughout the month of October such as “Paint the Schools Pink,” where students sold pink ribbons. The school that raised the most money receives a “Bragging Rights” trophy. The 2017 Bragging Rights trophy went to East Rowan High School for raising $3,300.

 

To donate to the Novant Health Rowan Medical Center Foundation, click here.

Inaugural Harvesting Hope raises more than $20,000

Our Inaugural Harvesting Hope on November 4th at Patterson Farm raised more than $20,000. This event was held in honor and memory of Ralph W. Ketner and was hosted by his children, Robert and Linda. All proceeds benefit Novant Health Rowan Hospice & Palliative Care. Guests enjoyed a day of family fun on the farm with featured entertainer Darrell Harwood, sponsored by Powles Staton Funeral Home and Carolina Cremation.

 

Thank you to our 2017 sponsors:

Presenting Sponsors:  Robert and Linda Ketner

Entertainment Sponsor:  Powles Staton Funeral Home and Carolina Cremation

 

Harvest Sponsors:

Deano’s Barbecue

Rick & Janet Parker

 

Planter Sponsors:

Summersett Funeral Home & Cremation Center

Image First

Lutheran Services Carolinas and Trinity Oaks

 

Crop Sponsors:

Deborah Martin

Dr. Chet Amin

Air One Industries, Inc.

Godley’s Garden Center & Nursery

 

Seedling Sponsors:

Fine Frame Gallery

Laurels of Salisbury

Tommie & Susan Waller

Kellye Reed

 

Thank you to the volunteers that made this day a success! If you would like to help support the foundation or donate to Novant Health Rowan Hospice & Palliative Care, click here.

3rd annual Bras for a Cause for Rowan Medical Center

Rowan Medical Center – October 2017

The Rowan Medical Center Foundation hosted its 3rd annual Bras for a Cause in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month.  Departments within the hospital had the opportunity to submit one creative, catchy, original bra to be judged by fellow team members. Decorated bras were completed and turned into the foundation by October 20.  During the week of October 30th, bras were displayed in the lobby and team members had the chance to vote on their favorite bra. Check out all submissions turned in by departments and their themes. The top 3 winning bras are on display at 3 Jem’s boutique in Downtown Salisbury.

  • Guest Services – “Treasure your Chest” – 3rd place
  • Breast Center – “Hello Kitty”
  • Administration – “Save the Ghouls”
  • Wilson Smith Outpatient Services – “Thang 1 and Thang 2”
  • Lab – “A bra is like a good friend” – 2nd place
  • Family Care Center – “Pencil in your appt and erase breast cancer”
  • Public Safety – “Shine the lights on breast cancer”
  • Radiology Oncology – “Fab-BOOB-lous” – 1st place
  • Foundation/Social Responsibility/Grants – “Combat breast cancer”

Bras for a Cause raised $200.  All donations went to the foundation’s Breast Health fund.  This fund exists for women in underserved communities to have access to breast health services. The fund covers mammograms (2D or 3D), diagnostic mammograms and ultrasounds.

To help support the foundation’s Breast Health fund, click here.

 

Paint the Town Pink this October in Rowan County

For the third year, Novant Health Rowan Medical Center Foundation is teaming up with local city and county offices, businesses, and community members in Rowan County to Paint the Town Pink with pink ribbons during the month of October for breast cancer awareness. The community is invited to support the initiative by purchasing a pink ribbon for $1.00 in honor of a loved one.

Paint the Town Pink is organized by the hospital foundation as a community-wide effort designed to make a difference in the lives of Rowan County women by raising awareness of the importance of mammograms.

“By participating in the “Paint the Town Pink” campaign, each town helps to raise awareness for the importance of early detection of breast cancer and encourages community involvement,” said Rick Parker, director of Rowan Medical Center Foundation. “Every dollar raised will go towards supporting breast health in our community.”

During the month of October, anyone who visits local businesses who support “Paint the Town Pink” can purchase a pink ribbon for one dollar that supports awareness and raises money to provide mammograms to local women in need. Ribbons will then be taped to store fronts. Pink ribbons can be purchased at participating stores in Downtown Salisbury, China Grove, and Granite Quarry.

Over the past two years, funds raised through this initiative have helped Novant Health Rowan Medical Center Foundation purchase the first 3D mammography scanner for the Breast Center on Julian Road. This year, all funds raised will go to the foundation’s Breast Health Fund which covers the cost of mammograms, diagnostic mammograms and ultrasounds for women who are uninsured or underinsured.

 

For more information about “Paint the Town Pink” or to sell ribbons, contact Kristen Trexler, manager of program development for Novant Health Rowan Medical Center Foundation at 704-210-5638.

1st Annual Harvesting Hope

The 1st Annual Harvesting Hope at Patterson Farm in honor and memory of Ralph W. Ketner by his children, Robert and Linda. All proceeds benefit the Rowan Hospice & Palliative Care Fund at Novant Health Rowan Medical Center Foundation.

Enjoy a day of family fun on the farm with featured entertainer Darrell Harwood.

Sponsors:  Powles Staton Funeral Home and Carolina Cremation

Date: Saturday, November 4, 10am-3pm (rain date: Sunday, November 5, 1pm-4pm)

Location: 10390 Caldwell Road, Mt. Ulla, NC 28125

 

Thank you to our sponsors:

Darrell Harwood sponsored by Powles Staton Funeral Home and Carolina Cremation

Harvest Sponsors:  Deano’s Barbecue, Rick & Janet Parker

Planter Sponsors: Summersett Funeral Home, Lutheran Services Carolinas and Trinity Oaks, ImageFirst

 

 

To purchase tickets, please visit: http://donate.novanthealth.org/harvesthope or call 704-210-6880.

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for New Mobile Mammography Coach

August 22, 2017― 

Rowan Medical Center celebrated the new 3D Mobile Mammography Coach during a private ribbon cutting ceremony. Novant Health Rowan Medical Center is the first facility at Novant Health to have a mobile coach outfitted with 3-D mammography.

The event took place at the Novant Health Breast Center. 382 donors contributed to help us purchase the first Mobile Mammography Coach utilizing 3D tomosynthesis.

 

Donate today to the Breast Health Fund.

Know an ideal destination for our mobile mammography coach? Contact us today!

Hospital Patrons’ Ball raises over $200,000

SALISBURY, N.C. Sept. 15, 2017 ― The Novant Health Rowan Medical Center Foundation hosted its 27th annual Patrons’ Ball on Saturday, Sept. 9 at the Peeler Crystal Lounge at Catawba College. Over 200 individuals attended this year’s masquerade themed event complete with cocktails, dinner, music and dancing.

 

Proceeds raised will go to support a proposed cancer center.

 

“We are grateful to the patrons of the ball for their generous contributions,” said Dari Caldwell, president of Rowan Medical Center. “Rowan Medical Center is committed to providing access to world-class cancer care right here in our community.”

 

Community members interested in contributing to the Novant Health Rowan Medical Center Foundation can call

704-210-6880 or visit supportnovanthealth.org.

 

 

About Novant Health Rowan Medical Center Foundation

The philanthropic efforts of Novant Health’s foundations inspire giving that supports programs and initiatives having direct patient impact. Novant Health’s network consists of more than 1,500 physicians and over 26,000 team members who provide care at over 470 locations, including 14 medical centers and hundreds of outpatient facilities and physician clinics. Headquartered in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, the health system cares for more than 4.4 million patients annually in North Carolina, Virginia, South Carolina and Georgia.

 

Our regional foundations focus on critical needs in five areas: infants and childrencancerheart and vascularstroke and neurosciences and research and education.

 

Through the generous support of individuals, families, companies and grant-making institutions, Novant Health Rowan Medical Center Foundation supports Novant Health in its mission to improve the health of our communities, one person at a time.

3D mammography goes mobile in Rowan County

Novant Health Rowan Medical Center is the first facility at Novant Health to have a mobile coach outfitted with 3-D mammography. The vehicle is currently being customized and will be ready for use late spring 2017.

The mobile coach offers women in the Rowan County area another type of mammogram screening. 3-D mammography, also called tomosynthesis, provides advanced imaging that can detect the smallest potential breast cancer. Increased precision means less anxiety and fewer follow-up procedures.

The 39-foot-long coach is built by Winnebago and staffed by trained mammography technicians. The vehicle is completely self-contained with its own generator and requires nothing more than a safe location where it can park to provide screenings. The mobile mammography coach will visit workplaces and other locations throughout Rowan County and surrounding areas.

Breast cancer is the second-leading cause of death in women. The 3-D mammography technology can detect 41 percent more invasive breast cancers than traditional mammograms and cuts down on false positives and callbacks by up to 40 percent.

The Cannon Foundation and Charitable Trust awarded the Novant Health Rowan Medical Center Foundation $323,000 towards the purchase of the custom-built coach. The 2016 fall Patron’s Ball fundraiser raised the remaining funds needed.

Donate today to the Breast Health Fund.

Know an ideal destination for our mobile mammography coach? Contact us today!