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Fundraising Program Benefits Local Patients

Date: 01/24/2020

Maine Coast Hospital Patients Benefiting from Local Fundraising Program

Last month, Barbara Courchesne, owner of the Ellsworth business The Bud Connection, presented Northern Light Maine Coast Hospital with a check for $650 to support financial assistance for mammograms. Just this past year, Maine Coast was able to help hundreds of women obtain breast cancer screenings. 

The Bud Connection started this partnership last April of 2019 by donating flower arrangements and centerpieces for the Chefs’ Gala.  Since last spring, the flower shop has set aside a donation for the Maine Coast Breast Care for every reusable vase and/or basket that was returned to her – and they don’t have to be containers from her shop. A breast cancer survivor herself, Courchesne, created the fundraiser to support community members experiencing financial hardship get these life-saving mammograms.

Continued donation of containers is encouraged, especially after Valentine’s Day.  In addition to dropping vases/baskets off at The Bud Connection, containers can also be dropped off at Maine Coast Hospital at the front desk or by contacting JoAnn Brown, Foundation, 207-664-5548.