Donation: $14,800+ to Montgomery County Fire Protection District No. 1
Firehouse Subs located at 535 S. Upper St., Lexington, Ky. 40508
We would like to invite you to join us at the Firehouse Subs located at 535 S. Upper St. in Lexington on Tuesday, August 28, at 3:30pm, where Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation is awarding the Montgomery County Fire Protection District No. 1 much needed equipment in order to continue protecting and serving the residents of Montgomery County and surrounding areas.
Valued at more than $14,800, the donation will provide the department with a 14-foot Mercury inflatable rescue boat with trailer and vehicle stabilization system. The new boat will be an asset during water search and rescue operations and chronic flooding from storms, while the stabilization system will be essential in removing victims from vehicle accidents and steadying vehicles for the safety of first responders and victims.
Despite drastic funding cuts and 5,000+ firefighters losing their jobs, the Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation has donated more than $4.5 million to public safety entities across the nation and more than $43,500 in Kentucky since 2005.
Kentucky Organ Donor Affiliates Presentation
Clark Regional Medical Center
Kentucky Organ Donor Affiliates will hold a special presentation at Clark Regional Medical Center tomorrow, Thursday, June 14 beginning at 12:00 p.m. The presentation will be held to celebrate Clark Regional Medical Center’s recognition as the 2011 Excellence in Tissue Donation Performance. For the third year in a row CRMC has had the highest number of tissue donors in the state of Kentucky. In 2011 CRMC had a fifty percent conversion rate compared to an average of twenty percent across the state.
Also to be announced during the presentation will be the recipient of the 2012 Eye Bank Association of America, Gift of Sight Award. The Gift of Sight Award is presented to an individual who works closely with the eye bank community, who gone above and beyond the call of duty in support of eye and corneal donation. This award honors a person who has had an impact on eye bank and made an extraordinary contribution to sight restoration.
More than 700 Kentucky residents are waiting to receive life-saving hearts, livers, lungs, kidneys and other organs. Last year in Kentucky, 100 people donated organs, resulting in the “Gift of Life” for over 300 individuals. However, 18 people die every day in the U.S. waiting for an organ transplant and the national waiting list currently is more than 113,000 people.
For more information about organ and tissue donation visit www.kyorgandonor.org or to register to become an organ donor visit [www.donatelifeky.org].
About Clark Regional Medical Center
Part of LifePoint Hospitals®, Clark Regional Medical Center (CRMC) is an acute care community hospital which has served the residents of east central Kentucky since 1917. The hospital has more than 100 physicians, 350 employees, and 75 volunteers and operates a family medicine and immediate care center in Winchester and a rural health clinic in Powell County. CRMC is fully accredited by the Joint Commission.
About LifePoint Hospitals
LifePoint Hospitals® is a leading hospital company focused on providing quality healthcare services close to home. Through its subsidiaries, LifePoint operates 54 hospital campuses in 18 states, including nine hospitals in Kentucky: Bluegrass Community Hospital in Versailles, Bourbon Community Hospital in Paris, Georgetown Community Hospital in Georgetown, Jackson Purchase Medical Center in Mayfield, Logan Memorial Hospital in Russellville, Meadowview Regional Medical Center in Maysville, and Spring View Hospital in Lebanon. With a mission of “Making Communities Healthier®,” LifePoint is the sole community hospital provider in the majority of the communities it serves. More information about the company, headquartered in Brentwood, Tenn., can be found at www.LifePointHospitals.com. All references to “LifePoint,” “LifePoint Hospitals” or the “Company” used in this release refer to LifePoint Hospitals, Inc. or its affiliates.
About Kentucky Organ Donor Affiliates (KODA)
Kentucky Organ Donor Affiliates (KODA) is dedicated to saving lives through organ and tissue donation and transplantation. KODA is an independent, non-profit organ and tissue procurement agency and was formed to establish a statewide educational and procurement network. KODA serves 114 counties in Kentucky, four counties in southern Indiana and two counties in western West Virginia. The KODA service area includes 112 hospitals, three transplant centers and a multicultural population of four million. For more information about KODA visit www.kyorgandonor.org.
2012 Girl Scouts of Kentucky’s Wilderness Road Awards Ceremony
Join us as we honor Girl Scouts from 66 counties in Kentucky and one county in Ohio as they earn the highest awards for their age division. In 2012, the Girl Scouts 100th Anniversary year, Girl Scouts of Kentucky’s Wilderness Road will present 274 awards to Girl Scouts that have completed the Gold (44), Silver (92) and Bronze (138) Service projects.
Girl Scouts like Stephanie George of Fayette County work hard for several months to complete these projects. In the fall of 2011 for her Gold Award, Stephanie created a unique cancer awareness campaign entitled “And if You Think THAT Was Scary...”. Stephanie created a haunted hallway tour to increase public awareness of types of cancer and cancer screenings, treatments and resources. Stephanie was inspired to create this campaign after her own diagnosis with ovarian cancer when she was fifteen. Working with volunteers from her Girl Scout troop, her high school friends, the American Cancer Society, Bluegrass Ovarian Awareness Support Group and the Make-a-Wish Foundation, Stephanie was able to highlight the various forms of cancer and resources available. This is only one of the great projects completed by the Girl Scouts.
The keynote speaker for the event is Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes, Kentucky’s 76th Secretary of State and only current female Constitutional Officer.
Secretary Grimes has a lifelong commitment to public service and, in particular, protecting the right to vote. She grew up canvassing Kentucky’s precincts and counties to make sure all citizens had access to vote on Election Day.
This event is one of many that will honor the Girl Scouts 100th Anniversary this Spring. Girl Scouts of Kentucky’s Wilderness Road serves more than 17,000 girls and 4,000 adult volunteers in 66 counties in central, eastern and northern Kentucky and one county in Ohio. The Wilderness Road Council serves girls from diverse racial, ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds and is dedicated to bringing the must have experience to every community. Girl Scouts of Kentucky’s Wilderness Road builds girls of courage, confidence and character by providing opportunities in health, education, leadership and adventure.
For further information contact:
Fund Development Manager, Girl Scouts of Kentucky’s Wilderness Road, 859-293-2621 x232, firstname.lastname@example.org