Q4 newsletter: A remarkable end to a remarkable year

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Ann Caulkins, President,
Novant Health Foundation

Letter from Ann Caulkins, President, Novant Health Foundation

As we approach the end of a year like no other, I find myself filled with gratitude for the incredible dedication of our team members at Novant Health. Each day, our healthcare heroes and front-line workers have shown up to care for our community in a tumultuous and uncertain time. That, in itself, is remarkable.

While 2020 has brought challenges, Novant Health has been here for you, and we will continue to care for this community in 2021 and beyond. Our promise is to bring world-class clinicians, care and technology to all people and to treat all our patients with compassion, patience, empathy and respect.

As president of Novant Health Foundation, I want to thank you for continuing to support this important work. Your contributions are used for lifesaving technology, patient care, upgraded facilities and initiatives to ensure all people have access to healthcare as we listen and respond to the most important needs of the Thomasville community.

Thanks to two recent grants, Novant Health will be able to better serve women and breast cancer patients in the community. One grant will enable our team to provide mammograms and diagnostic imaging to members of the community, including underserved communities throughout Thomasville and Davidson County. Novant Health also received a $150,000 grant to purchase a new stereotactic 3D breast biopsy system, allowing our team to offer a full schedule of biopsy procedures at Novant Health Thomasville Medical Center Breast Care Center. The Thomasville community also rallied around breast cancer patients in October through our Flamingos and Paint the Town Pink initiatives.

In addition to our work in breast health, Novant Health Thomasville Medical Center Foundation raised $21,000 for behavioral services in the wellness and education center. Novant Health team members raised nearly $1,300 in support of the Oncology Nutritional Supplement Program, enough to provide 264 cases of supplements to our community’s cancer patients in need. And contributions to the Hope for Remarkable Team Aubergine Fund have provided team members with the resources and financial assistance they need to navigate a challenging time.

As we get ready to welcome new board members and begin a new year, I want to thank you for your commitment to Novant Health Thomasville Medical Center Foundation. None of the work we do would be possible without you.

Wishing you and yours a healthy and happy holiday season.


Ann Caulkins
Senior Vice President, Novant Health
President, Novant Health Foundation

A farewell from Rick Parker, a lifelong advocate for health

December 14, 2020

As some of you may know, I am retiring at the end of this year after 39 years. My wife, Janet, and I have been blessed with four grandchildren, with another one on the way in April.

Annual donor dinner and Chair City Society

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Coronavirus thwarted our plan to celebrate our supporters and friends at this year’s donor dinner.

How donors and team members have improved access to lifesaving healthcare in the fight against the coronavirus

December 13, 2020

The Hope for Remarkable Team Aubergine Fund has helped us rise to the challenges brought on by the pandemic, and your gifts have supported important and lifesaving work.

How grants make a difference in our community

December 13, 2020

We received a $10,000 grant from Pfizer to provide mammograms and diagnostic imaging to members of our community.

Making an impact in a year unlike any other

December 13, 2020

When 2020 began, it was on track to be a banner year for Novant Health Thomasville Medical Center Foundation.

Hope in nutrition

December 9, 2020

When Catherine Davis was diagnosed with throat cancer in June 2019, she didn’t know what to expect.

An evening with John Hart via Zoom

December 3, 2020

Join us for an evening with John Hart, New York Times bestselling author. Proceeds benefit the Novant Health Wallace Cancer Institute – Cancer Survivor Fund.

CARES Act and how it may impact your giving

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The CARES Act includes a new above-the-line universal charitable deduction of $300 for all taxpayers with other benefits as well.

Infection prevention in the time of COVID-19

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