The Auxiliary of Charlton Memorial Hospital donates more than $117,000 to help fund the Harold and Virginia Lash Heart and Vascular Center

FALL RIVER, Mass. — Southcoast Health announced today that the Auxiliary of Charlton Memorial Hospital recently donated $117,000 as part of its five year $500,000 pledge to the Harold and Virginia Lash Heart and Vascular Center at Charlton Memorial Hospital in Fall River.

Auxiliary President Paula Raposa (right) presents the check to Jack Dresser, Senior Vice President and Chief Philanthropy Officer, and Agatha St. Amour, Auxiliary Liaison.

Funds from the pledge will assist in reimbursing capital expenses used to build the Lash Center. The balance of the pledge after this second installment is $248,000.

At their annual donor luncheon held on October 26 at Agoro’s Pizza Bar & Grill in Somerset, the Auxiliary President Paula Raposa presented the check to Jack Dresser, Senior Vice President and Chief Philanthropy Officer, and Agatha St. Amour, Auxiliary Liaison.

“The Auxiliary is always pleased to help Southcoast Health provide state of the art healthcare to Charlton Memorial Hospital and its patients,” said Raposa.

Speakers for the luncheon program included Dr. Sarah A. Bernier, Emergency Department physician at Charlton; Captain Joseph Cabral, Fall River Police Department; and Nancy Paull, Executive Director of STARR. The topic of the program was the opioid crisis that is affecting our communities.

The Auxiliary of Charlton Memorial Hospital is a non-profit organization whose purpose is to render service to Charlton, 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 call Cheryl at 508-673-3679.