Jamestown Regional Medical Center’s Auxiliary salad luncheon supported the future of rural healthcare. More than 100 people attended the salad lunch on Thursday, May 19 at Temple Baptist Church. The event raised nearly $1,200 for patient care.

JRMC Foundation Director Lisa Jackson appreciates the resiliency of the JRMC Auxiliary.

JRMC Auxiliary Luncheon chairs Mary Bertsch, Bonnie Allickson and Judy Hoyt helped serve more than 100 attendees.

“We are grateful to our volunteers and applaud the success of their FIRST event after the pandemic,” she said.

Auxiliary member Judy Hoyt said the event is an opportunity to connect with friends and meet new ones while supporting a great cause.

“It feels good to bring these events back since we canceled some because of the pandemic,” Hoyt said. “Thank you to the community for supporting events like these. The Auxiliary supports JRMC because we rely on legendary healthcare close to home. JRMC also supports our children and grandchildren, so we want the hospital to grow and succeed.”

The JRMC Foundation funds cancer care, volunteer services like Driven to Care and chaplaincy. New equipment purchased this year will help with early detection of breast cancer, surgical procedures and additional comfort measures.

“JRMC is an award-winning destination of care for many reasons,” Jackson said. “One of them is the tremendous support from our Auxiliary and the community.”

The Auxiliary consists of more than 40 individuals who volunteer their time helping patients and fundraising. Since 1973 the Auxiliary has raised more than $440,000 for JRMC Foundation.

The JRMC Auxiliary meets the first Monday of each month. If interested in volunteer opportunities, call (701) 952-4809.