Catholic Medical Center (CMC) is celebrating the generosity of donors and community support in raising more than a half million dollars for women’s health care in New Hampshire. CMC’s signature fundraiser – its annual Gala Event to benefit Maternal Health and Infant Services – was held last Friday evening and contributed more than $210,000 to that impressive total.
“Thanks to our dedicated supporters, CMC has been expanding access to women’s healthcare services throughout New Hampshire,” says Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer Alex Walker. “These include programs in cardiology, breast and cervical cancer screening, maternal and prenatal care, and addiction recovery support for pregnant women.”
The Gala Event, held this year on October 19, exclusively supports CMC’s nationally-recognized maternal health programs, The Mom’s Place, Special Care Nursery, Pregnancy Care Center, and Roots for Recovery. The money raised helps fund equipment for prenatal, maternal and infant care, along with family education and support.
This year’s Gala Event also recognized Manchester attorney and long time friend of CMC, Eleanor Wm Dahar, Esq. with the Charles F. Whittemore Award. CMC President & CEO Joseph Pepe, MD, presented Ms. Dahar the award in recognition of her outstanding philanthropic spirit and actions demonstrated towards Catholic Medical Center. “I believe that Eleanor relates so easily to CMC because she shares our institutional core values of compassion, human dignity and respect,” says Dr. Pepe. “She always tries her best to do the right thing.”