Gifts of Hope
Gifts of Hope is a fund created to provide free mammograms and diagnostic services to those who need financial assistance. It will pay for a clinic visit, testing, and diagnostic analysis of those tests to determine next steps, as well as Pap tests and/or pelvic exams. Funds are meant for people who have no insurance; have a health insurance policy that does not pay for these services; and those who cannot pay deductible or co-insurance amounts. No application is necessary.
The Rick Murphy family has donated money to the Foundation for 14 years to help fight cancer, especially breast cancer, from the proceeds of the Murphy Memorial Golf Tournament. In addition to donating to the Foundation, they also donate to the VGH Charity Care fund to help people who need financial assistance with their medical bills.
The Benton County Survivor Group has become instrumental over the past several years in raising funds through their various activities, primarily the Party in Pink 5k race held in June. Through dedicated effort and strong leadership, they have become a real fundraising force in the fight against breast cancer. They got their start when the girls basketball coaches and team, during the 2009-2010 season, decided to honor breast cancer survivors and raise funds for a Coaches against Cancer game. The money was donated to the Foundation and the momentum for the Gifts of Hope has grown from there. If you would like to contribute to this fund, you may donate online.
2017 Party in Pink 5K Walk/Run
Register for the 5th Annual Party in Pink online at bit.ly/partyinpink2017. All registrations will be online with a credit card or a debit card (no paper registrations or checks) If you don’t want to run or walk, please consider registering anyway as a donation to Gifts of Hope with the added bonus of an awesome pink t-shirt! Wicking shirts, hats and visors are also available for purchase when registering.
2017 Murphy Memorial Golf Tournament
This will be the 18th year for this event generously organized each year by the Rick & Paula Murphy family. If you haven’t participated in the past, please consider participating as a golfer or a donor. To request a team registration form or for sponsorship information, email Brooke Fitzgerald.
Additional information is available by contacting
Virginia Gay Hospital Health Care Foundation Office
502 N. 9th Ave.
Vinton, IA 52349
Phone (319) 472-6375