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kS 4 KIDS FINAL APPEAL nets almost $55,000

Pediatric unit staff members are shown with new gaming systems for the pediatric rooms.

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The 2011 Ks 4 Kids Campaign wrapped up June 10 after a final fundraising appeal that netted another $18,545 for the Titus Regional Medical Foundation, for a total of $54,630.

The proceeds from the Ks 4 Kids campaign will go toward equipment for Titus Regional Medical Center’s Women and Children’s Center, such as phototherapy lights, a radiant warmer and a walk-in tub to help with relaxation during labor. It will also pay for renovations to the Labor and Delivery waiting area and the pediatric rooms.

The pediatric rooms also received Wii game consoles and games through an in-kind donation.

During the campaign, individual community members made pledges for every strikeout – or K – the Northeast Texas Community College Eagles baseball team recorded during the season. The Eagles had set a goal of 400 strikeouts and reached a total of 334 strikeouts when the season ended in early May, a little earlier than we had hoped.

The campaign also included sponsorships from nearly 20 local businesses, organizations and individual philanthropists.

“K’s for Kids is exactly the kind of community outreach our college believes in,” said NTCC President Dr. Brad Johnson.  “When the college, the community hospital, companies and individuals from across our area work together, we can accomplish important things and deepen our commitments to each other – at the same time.”

Plans are in the works to continue the Ks 4 Kids Campaign during the 2012 Eagles season.

Gordon Hall, the Foundation’s executive director, said he was thrilled with the response.

“It was an exciting run. We had great response from the community, from local businesses and organizations,” he said. “We appreciate the hard work the college and the team put in to make this campaign a success.”