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Foundation News & Events

All is Bright

The 2012 All is Bright campaign is underway at Titus Regional Medical Center.

The Titus Regional Medical Foundation is gearing up for a bigger and better campaign with the addition of tree entries from the community to the annual fundraiser’s Decorated Christmas Tree and Wreath Silent Auction. The entries are decorated with elaborate themes that have drawn bids as high as $400-plus and lots of competition between hospital departments.

This year, the All is Bright Committee is encouraging local civic groups and businesses to design and donate a tree to the auction. While the hospital department tree entries are limited to 4-foot green trees, the trees from the community can be any height.

The community is also invited to be part of this special annual event by purchasing an All is Bright In Memory/In Honor Of Christmas Letter for a donation to Titus Regional Medical Foundation. The name of the person being remembered or honored will be read during the All is Bright Candle-Lighting Ceremony on Dec. 10 at 7:30 p.m. Also a signature event of the fundraiser, the Decorated Christmas Tree Silent Auction begins Dec. 3. The trees will be on display at the TRMC Lobby Dec. 3 - 7 and Dec. 10. Bidding ends at 7 p.m. Dec. 10. Live entertainment, refreshments and Santa photos are also part of the special event that day.

The proceeds this year will benefit TRMC patient and community education projects, according to Gordon Hall, TRMF executive director.

“There are a variety of educational projects that really need the funding. The All is Bright Committee agreed that this was a great opportunity to fill that need,” Hall said.

One such project that the funding will be earmarked for is educational videos for patient rooms, he said.

Last year, the campaign raised more than $10,000 for the TRMC Chapel Renovation Project.

The Foundation is taking orders now for the All is Bright Christmas Letters. The letters will be printed on elegant metallic paper and mailed to you or the family of those being honored or memorialized. Letter order forms are available at the Foundation office and online at www.TRMFoundation.com or www.AllIsBrightatTRMC.shutterfly.com.

For more information, call the Foundation office at 903-577-6051.

5th Annual Cancer Crusade Begins New Journey

The 5th Annual Mount Pleasant Cancer Crusade is set for Sat., Oct. 20 at Dellwood Park.

This expanded event will include both a 5K and 10K Run/Walk. Both races begin at 8:30 a.m. Awards will be presented to 1st, 2nd and 3rd places winners in male and female divisions in both runs. One hundred percent of the net proceeds will again benefit the Patty & Bo Pilgrim Cancer Center in Mount Pleasant, TX. Registration forms are available at The Wellness Center at TRMC, Kasseigh’s, TRMC Information Center, the TRM Foundation office, Mount Pleasant-Titus County Chamber, Guaranty Bond Bank, Dynamics Fitness, or online at the TRMC Website: TitusRegional.com. For info, find us on Facebook: Facebook.com/MPCancerCrusade or email MPCancerCrusade@gmail.com.

Foundation Golf Tournament

It was another exciting tournament Saturday, Sept. 15 as 43 teams teed off for the 7th Annual Titus Regional Medical Foundation Golf Tournament. With around 135 sponsorships, the tournament’s net proceeds totaled more than $61,000, $4,000 more than the 2011 event. The TRMF Board voted at its last meeting to allocate a portion of the proceeds for projects at the Women and Children’s Center at Titus Regional Medical Center. Those projects include educational items, an interactive structure for families in the Labor & Delivery Waiting Area, and remodeling projects in those departments.

Capps Insurance Agency earned bragging rights in both scoring categories this year with a 54 in gross score and 48.7 in net score (after handicap). The other top teams in gross scores were Cox Logistics #2 (55) and Allied Waste Management and Guaranty Bond Bank, who tied for third place (57). In net score, Allied Waste Management took second place (50) and Cox Logistics #2 was third (50.4).

Gordon Hall, the Foundation’s executive director expressed a special thank you to everyonewho helped.“Many sponsors and supportersexpanded their sponsorships beyond providingateam toplay in thetournament,” Hall said.“Thisannual effort continues to exceed our expectations thanks to the sponsors, participants, TRMC employeesand volunteers. The result of this event provides valuable resources to assist TRMC in its continuing mission.”The fundraiser featured two auctions this year; the first was held the Thursday before the tournament at the TRMC lobby. The auctions raised a combined $4,000.

Ks 4 Kids Campaign plans final appeal

The 2012 Ks for Kids Campaign is wrapping things up with a final appeal through June 15. Northeast Texas Community College Eagles baseball made it to the regional playoffs after clinching the NJCAA Region XIV Eastern Zone title. They pushed the strikeout count to 497, combined with Eagles Softball’s effort, which ended in regular season play. The combined “K-Kount” goal between both teams was 500.

The proceeds, raised through pledges per strikeout, one time donations and business and organization sponsorships, will benefit the Women and Children’s Center at Titus Regional Medical Center. So far, the campaign has raised about $86,000 in the 2011 and 2012 campaigns.

“We have had several individual pledges and donations come in and some major sponsorships, but we are hoping this final push will draw in more support to help us meet our goal for this year,” said Gordon Hall, executive director of the Titus Regional Medical Foundation, which is facilitating the fundraising effort in partnership with the NTCC.


TRMC-Foundation Garage Sale Proceeds Complete Chapel Funding

The recent Titus Regional Medical Center-TRM Foundation Garage Sale raised enough money to meet the TRMC Chapel Renovation Project’s $25,000 goal.

The garage sale raised more than $5,500, all of which will go toward the chapel project. The project had previously raised more than $19,000, starting with $10,000 from the Foundation’s All is Bright events in December 2011. Since then, an additional $9,000 was collected through donations from community members, employees and local churches – an effort headed by TRMC Chaplains - as well as other fundraisers.

With the garage sale proceeds pushing the total raised to more than $25,400, the chapel project is expected to be fully funded.



Champagne & Chocolate 2012

The 2012 Champagne & Chocolate held in April as a fundraiser for the Titus Regional Medical Foundation raised more than $13,750. The proceeds will benefit the Foundation’s Endowment Fund. The 3rd Annual event was held this year at Tankersley Gardens – a Gold sponsor - and featured live entertainment by the Evergreen Strings Quartet, based in Marshall. Around 80 guests attended the “simply elegant” evening and enjoyed a variety of champagnes, hors d’ouerves and gourmet, handmade chocolates – the highlight of the evening - provided by Gold sponsor Sweet Shop USA. Also this year, guests were provided with a complimentary portrait taken by Rhonda Lee of Lee’s Photography. Platinum sponsors again this year were Guaranty Bond Bank, Pilgrim Bank and McKelvey Enterprises.

A special thank you to the Champagne & Chocolate executive committee: TRMF Board members Beverly Kelley, Amy Jones, Gary Elliott, Krisan Norris-Sears and Lonnie Smith. The C&C Decorating Committee did a beautiful job: Cindy Gaskin, Allison Barnhill and Lisa Armstrong, with help from Myrna Cashatt. Also, thanks to everyone who came out and supported the event and to the TRMC staff and volunteers who helped.


NTCC Hosts Ks 4 Kids Day at the Ballpark

The Northeast Texas Community College Eagles baseball and softball teams will host a special Ks 4 Kids Day at the Ballpark on Fri., April 6. The evening will feature free baseball and softball minicamps for kids of all ages. The NTCC Eagles baseball team starts the second game of their doubleheader against Bossier Parrish at 5 p.m. The softball camp gets underway at 5:30 p.m. and the baseball camp will start around 6:30 after the baseball game.

In addition to offering an evening of fun for the whole family, this event marks the official kickoff of the Ks for Kids campaign, which raises funds for the Women and Children's Center at Titus Regional Medical Center. The 2012 campaign marks the second year of the program, which last year raised nearly $60,000. The campaign raises money through one-time donations, business sponsors and pledges per strikeout that the Eagles record during the season. This year, the baseball and softball teams are striving for a combined 500 strikeouts. Pledges range from five cents to $3 per strikeout.

"The response to Ks for Kids was overwhelming last year and we look forward to being a part of it again this year," NTCC Athletic Director and Head Baseball coach, Josh Stewart, said. "We think this will be a great way to bring awareness to the cause and bring families out for a fun day at the ballpark."

During the minicamps, campers will have the opportunity to meet and work with NTCC players and coaches. Space is limited, so please e-mail jeremy.weber@ntcc.edu to reserve your spot. Walk-ups are welcome as space permits.

Also, kids ages 12 and under will get a free Ks for Kids mini bat courtesy of D-Bat and Elliot Motor Group. Tickets for the baseball game are $5 for adults and $3 for students. A portion of the gate proceeds will benefit the Ks for Kids Campaign. Full concessions will be available.

If you like TRMF’s Ks 4 Kids posts on Facebook, you will be entered into a drawing for an Eagles VIP Package. The winner receives free admission to the park, a Ks 4 Kids mini bat, an autographed baseball and softball, an autographed baseball jersey and you get to throw out the first pitch at the April 6 Eagles 5:00 game.

The Titus Regional Medical Foundation will have a booth set up with information about fundraiser. Those interested in supporting the Ks 4 Kids campaign can make donations or complete a pledge form at that time.

For more information about Ks for Kids, contact Gordon Hall or Lynda Stringer with the TRMC Foundation at 903-577-6051 or visit Facebook.com/TRMFoundation or TRMFoundation.com.


Ks 4 Kids Campaign

The 2nd Ks 4 Kids Campaign welcomes a new addition to the lineup. The Northeast Texas Community College Eagles’ softball team is adding its strikeouts to the campaign, which kicked off with the start of the NTCC spring baseball and softball seasons on Jan. 28. The campaign is a joint effort between NTCC and Titus Regional Medical Foundation to raise money for infants and children treated at Titus Regional Medical Center.

"This will be softball's first year to participate in the Ks for Kids project. I think it will be a good incentive for our pitchers to work hard for more strikeouts," Head Softball Coach Jay Terry said. "It's a great way for us to give back to the community."

The Eagles baseball team is also excited to be a part of the program for a second year. "Community service is an important part of the Eagle program,” said NTCC Athletic Director and Head Baseball Coach Josh Stewart. “We are very excited about this partnership with the Foundation and TRMC and we look forward to helping raise lots of money this season."



All Is Bright

The 2011 All Is Bright event, a joint effort between the Foundation and TRMC Departments, doubled its 2010 proceeds. With more than $10,000 added to the TRMC Chapel Fund coffers, All Is Bright served to make a significant impact on a renovation plan that until now had lagged toward the bottom of the hospital’s wish list of needed upgrades.

Of the total $10,064 raised, $5,320 came from the Christmas Tree Silent Auction. The Christmas Memorial/In Honor Of Letters and Santa photos raised $1,165 and the Chapel Fund Bake Sale hosted by the TRMC Respiratory Dept. raised $2,150. The campaign also received a special $2,500 "Miracle Santa" donation from Dr. Milan Sekulic's office.

More fundraisers are being planned as the Chapel Fund Campaign continues toward its goal, including a pledge drive within the local church community.

Click here to download the Chapel Fund Pledge/Donation forms or pick one up at the TRMC Information Desk in the Mall Lobby or the Foundation Office at 1805 N Jefferson Ave.

Cancer Crusade 5K

The Mount Pleasant Cancer Crusade held Sept. 24 raised $7,500. The proceeds will benefit the Patty and Bo Pilgrim Cancer Center at Titus Regional Medical Center. A special thanks is extended to all who participated, the sponsors and to organizers Nancy Johnson and Amanda Cooksey for all their hard work in putting on this year's event. The TRM Foundation is honored to be a part of their efforts in bringing advanced cancer treatment to Mount Pleasant!

Photos from the event can be found on the group's Shutterfly page.



Golf Tournament

Tournament raises $57,000

The top three teams at the 6th Annual Titus Regional Medical Foundation Golf Tournament, held Sept. 17 at the Mount Pleasant Country Club, were AEP-SWEPCO, Capps Insurance and Guaranty Bond Bank.The local teams tied for first place in “gross” score as each fired a 16 under par round of 56. Capps Insurance gets the bragging rights with first place in “net score” (after handicap) with a score of 47, followed by AEP-SWEPCO at 49, and Guaranty Bond Bank at 50.

The tournament was the most successful event to date with 42 teams, 75 sponsors and dozens of volunteers who helped the Foundation raise $57,000. The silent auction netted $1,700. There were 26 local teams, 11 from the surrounding Northeast Texas area, Longview and Texarkana as well as six Dallas-Fort Worth area teams. The tournament featured a golf clinic for the first year and tournament organizers plan to continue the clinic at the 2012 event.



Champagne & Chocolate

Champagne & Chocolate gala raises more than $16,000 for TRMF

Palate-pleasing French champagnes, decadently rich chocolates and elegant western ambience combined to make the 2011 Champagne & Chocolate “Denim & Diamonds” event the place to be.

The 2nd annual fundraiser was held Saturday, June 11, raising more than $16,500 for the Titus Regional Medical Foundation, including $2,000 in donations from those who could not attend.



Ks 4 Kids Final Appeal Pushes Campaign to Nearly $55,000

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.