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For Immediate Release:
October 18, 2012

Auxiliary of St. Luke's Hospital presents $75,000 donation to Southcoast Centers for Cancer Care

Pictured left to right: Barbara H. Mulville, CFRE, Senior Vice President of External Affairs for Southcoast Health System, Agatha St. Amour, Director of Volunteer Services for Southcoast Health System, Ana Roda- Fogarty, Co-President of the Auxiliary of St. Luke's Hospital, and Lilly Fagundes, Co-President of the Auxiliary of St. Luke's Hospital.

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NEW BEDFORD, Mass. — The Auxiliary of St. Luke's Hospital recently presented Southcoast™ Health System with a $75,000 check to support the Southcoast Centers for Cancer Care.

The donation, made during a luncheon on September 24 at Fernando's Restaurant in New Bedford, will go towards the $250,000 pledge the Auxiliary made to Southcoast Center for Cancer Care in Fairhaven. To date, the Auxiliary has raised $145,000 of its $250,000 pledge.

"We are extremely happy to be able to have paid $145,000 in two years on this pledge," said Lilly Fagundes, Co-President of the Auxiliary of St. Luke's Hospital. "On behalf of the Auxiliary, I would like to thank all of those who have helped to make this happen."

About the Auxiliary of St. Luke's Hospital

The Auxiliary of St. Luke's Hospital is a non-profit organization whose purpose is to render service to St. Luke's Hospital, its tax-exempt subsidiaries, its patients and to assist in promoting the health and welfare of the community. Joining the Auxiliary is a great way to become involved in your community hospital. Members serve as ambassadors to the community on behalf of the hospital.

For more information or to join, please contact Agatha St. Amour at 508-961-5353 or by email at

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Southcoast Health System is a community based health delivery system with multiple access points, offering an integrated continuum of health services throughout Southeastern Massachusetts and East Bay, Rhode Island.

It includes the three hospitals that make up Southcoast Hospitals Group — Charlton Memorial Hospital in Fall River, St. Luke's Hospital in New Bedford and Tobey Hospital in Wareham.

Southcoast provides advanced clinical services, such as open heart surgery, angioplasty and heart rhythm services, comprehensive cancer care, neurosurgery, weight loss surgery, orthopedic surgery, advanced imaging services and is the only provider of maternity services in the region.

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