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Lowell General Hospital Auxiliary Celebrates Sixty Years of Giving

Organization presents hospital with third installment of $750,000 pledge

May 25, 2011 – Lowell, Mass. – On Monday, May 23, 2011, nearly one hundred board members, hospital administrators and members of the Lowell General Hospital Auxiliary gathered to celebrate the 60th Anniversary of the organization (1951-2011) at its annual meeting and luncheon event. The gathering at Vesper Country Club in Tyngsboro, MA marked the celebration of the group's success over the last sixty years with the presentation of the Auxiliary's monetary donation to the hospital.

President Tarina Mansur, along with First Vice President Mary Bennett and Second Vice President Carrie Meikle, presented Lowell General Hospital President and CEO Normand E. Deschene with a check for $125,000 to go to the hospital's Legacy Fund. This check is the third installment from the group as part of their pledge to donate $750,000 to the fund over five years.

Representatives from the Cancer Center at Lowell General Hospital, Claudia Antolini and Meg Lemire, also accepted gifts raised by Daffodils and Desserts, one of the Auxiliary's annual fundraising events. Their donations will be used to provide a more comfortable environment for patients and their families and friends. For the social portion of the event, Stephanie Deitzer of Style at Work presented a Maxxinista Fashion Show with clothing provided by the new Marshalls located at Plain Street in Lowell.

The Auxiliary's past presidents were honored for their hard work and leadership of this volunteer fundraising group during the past sixty years. In attendance were: Clementine Alexis, Stella Athanasoulas, Judy Carven, Lynn Chaput, Carol Gilchrist, Pauline Lambert, Debbie Lemos, Jean McCaffery, Evelyn McCartney, Mary Stevens, Debbie Trull and Elaine Zouzas Thibault.

Since 1951, the Lowell General Hospital Auxiliary has actively worked to promote and to advance the welfare of Lowell General Hospital through fundraising events. Annual contributions made by the Auxiliary are either designated for a specific purpose or to be used by the hospital as most needed. For more information about membership or upcoming events, please visit


60th Anniversary Auxiliary donationPhoto: Hospital president and CEO Normand E. Deschene accepts a check from the Lowell General Hospital Auxiliary for $125,000 presented by LGH Auxiliary president Tarina Mansur, vice president Marry Bennett and second vice president Carrie Miekle.

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Photo: Lowell General Hospital Auxiliary past presidents were present to celebrate the 60th anniversary of this volunteer fundraising group.

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