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Both Erlanger Foundations Win $5,000 in 150 Days of Giving Campaign

The Baroness Erlanger Foundation and the Children’s Hospital at Erlanger Foundation have won $5,000 each in the First Tennessee Foundation’s 150 Days of Giving online voting campaign.

To celebrate 150 years of service, First Tennessee Foundation pledged to give away $5,000 to eligible nonprofits every day for 150 days. Voting started on the bank’s 150th birthday, March 13, and will continue through August 21.

The daily winner of the contest is the nonprofit with the highest number of cumulative online votes as of midnight. Erlanger encouraged its employees, fans and friends to vote for the Erlanger Foundations every day at www.150daysofgiving.com.

“The votes of Erlanger employees and fans of Erlanger and Children’s Hospitals helped raise a total of $10,000 for our two Foundations,” said Julie Taylor, Erlanger Chief Development Officer and President of the Erlanger Health System Foundations.  “We are extremely grateful to First Tennessee Foundation for celebrating its birthday with us in such a generous way.”

Children’s Hospital at Erlanger Foundation was named the winner on June 28. Less than one week later, on July 3, the Baroness Erlanger Foundation was named as the daily winner of $5,000.

1968 Nursing Grads Hold 46th Reunion

1968 reunion photo

1968 graduates of the Baroness Erlanger School of Nursing recently met for the 46th anniversary of their graduation. The group enjoyed dinner at the Chattanoogan and a tour of Erlanger led by Chief Nursing Executive, Dr. Jan Keys. Graduates traveled from as far away as Florida and Louisiana to attend the reunion.

July 4th Color Run raises funds for Children’s Hospital

Zoes%20Rainbow%20Dash%20Logo%20smallestChattanooga, Tenn. – Zoe’s Rainbow Dash, a family-friendly 5K color run, will be held on Friday, July 4 at 8 a.m. around the perimeter of Hamilton Place Mall. Partial proceeds from the event will benefit T.C. Thompson Children’s Hospital at Erlanger.

Ten-year-old Zoe Madeline McDonough and her grandmother, Sue McDonough, were killed in a boating accident in 2012. Their family created this color run in memory of the two.

Registration for the run is $40 for ages 13 years or older, $25 for children ages 5 to 12 and free for children under 5-years-old. Teams of four or more members are also encouraged to register. Adult team members will receive a $5 registration discount.

Representatives from Children’s Hospital Foundation are grateful to be a part of this event. When participants register for the run, they can choose to donate their registration fee to Children’s Hospital. Donations will go to the new patient room renovations. Last year’s event raised $7,000 for the hospital.

For more information about the event, please visit www.zoesrainbowdash.com or email zoesrainbowdash@gmail.com. Visit www.erlangerfoundations.org to learn more about Children’s Hospital Foundation.

Erlanger, UTCOM Chattanooga participate in some heavy lifting for Partnership

Dr. David Seaberg (right), Dean of University of Tennessee College of Medicine Chattanooga, and Erlanger Health System President and CEO, Kevin M. Spiegel (left), FACHE, participate in friendly banter during the weight lifting competition.

Dr. David Seaberg (right), Dean of University of Tennessee College of Medicine Chattanooga, and Erlanger Health System President and CEO, Kevin M. Spiegel (left), FACHE, participate in friendly banter during the weight lifting competition.

Chattanooga, Tenn. – University of Tennessee College of Medicine Chattanooga (UTCOMC) and Erlanger Health System recently participated in the ninth annual “Press Out Domestic Violence,” a fundraising event sponsored by the Transition Year Residency Program and benefited Partnership for Families, Children and Adults.

Over 100 staff members and UTCOMC residents joined the weight lifting competition and many more purchased t-shirts or donated money to the cause. This year’s event raised $2,000 for the organization.

The winners were:

Most Weight Overall-Male Division: Colton Duncan, Lift Team-435 pounds

Most Weight Overall-Female Division: Dr. Elizabeth Hartman, General Surgery Resident-145 pounds

Most Weight for Residents Male Division: Dr. Jacob Seales, Orthopedic Surgery Resident-385 pounds

Most Weight for Residents Female Division: Dr. Elizabeth Hartman, General Surgery Resident-145 pounds

Most Overall Weight by Department: Emergency Medicine-6,855 pounds.

:  Transitional Year residents and faculty get their game faces on before the “Press Out Domestic Violence” event.

Transitional Year residents and faculty get their game faces on before the “Press Out Domestic Violence” event.

University of Tennessee College of Medicine Chattanooga and Erlanger Health System participants circle the bench press area as one of the medical residents attempt to lift weight during the completion.

University of Tennessee College of Medicine Chattanooga and Erlanger Health System participants circle the bench press area as one of the medical residents attempt to lift weight during the completion.

Dr. David Seaberg (right), Dean of University of Tennessee College of Medicine Chattanooga, and Dr. Mukta Panda (third from left), chair of the Department of Internal Medicine at the University of Tennessee's College of Medicine Chattanooga, welcome the Partnership staff to the weight lifting completion.

Dr. David Seaberg (right), Dean of University of Tennessee College of Medicine Chattanooga, and Dr. Mukta Panda (third from left), chair of the Department of Internal Medicine at the University of Tennessee’s College of Medicine Chattanooga, welcome the Partnership staff to the weight lifting completion.

Children’s Hospital Dragon Boat Festival raises over $200,000

Rookie Team of the Year – Hutton, one of largest fundraisers for Children’s Hospital at Erlanger, had a fantastic time on the water placing in the top five.

Rookie Team of the Year – Hutton, one of largest fundraisers for Children’s Hospital at Erlanger, had a fantastic time on the water placing in the top five.

Chattanooga, Tenn. – Children’s Hospital Foundation officials announced this year’s Dragon Boat Festival was a huge success with over $200,000 raised to support medical services for T.C. Thompson Children’s Hospital at Erlanger.

“This was the eighth year for Children’s Hospital to host the event, and it proved to be a spectacular day on the water,” said Katie Jackson, Annual Giving and Events Coordinator. “Forty community and corporate teams joined us at TVA Park for a friendly competition both in fundraising and on the water. The real winners are the 40,000 children who are treated annually at Children’s Hospital.”

Teams raced in authentic 41-foot long Chinese boats at the Chickamauga Dam. The reigning champ, Team Popp of Popp Orthodontics, came in first with BlueCross BlueShield Tennessee’s Liquid Awesome finishing second and CBL’s Motley Crew taking third place. Fundraising teams who topped the charts in raising money for Children’s Hospital included Hutton, CBL & Associates Properties, Inc., First Tennessee Bank, Children’s Hospital Outpatient Surgery/Recovery Department and presenting sponsor Patten & Patten.

“We are also very grateful for all the spectators as well as supportive vendors who donated proceeds to Children’s Hospital,” added Jackson. “This community is so supportive and that is what makes this event so successful. We look forward to another great race next year on May 2.”

The event would not have been possible without our partners; presented by Patten & Patten, Thompson Engineering, North American Credit Services, First Tennessee Bank, Mesa, Mauldin & Jenkins, Chattanooga Times Free Press, Tennessee American Water, Brewer Media, Country Inn and Suites, WRCB-TV and TVA Park.

Congratulations to all the fundraisers and teams that participated. Results can be viewed by going to http://www.erlangerfoundations.org/document.doc?id=128.

CBL Motley Crew take a break out of the water to celebrate their race during the 8th Annual Dragon Boat Festival for Children’s Hospital at Erlanger.

CBL Motley Crew take a break out of the water to celebrate their race during the 8th Annual Dragon Boat Festival for Children’s Hospital at Erlanger.

Children’s Hospital at Erlanger Miracle Kid, Joel Westbrook and his father, Craig, spend some time with Team Popp during the 8th Annual Dragon Boat Festival.

Children’s Hospital at Erlanger Miracle Kid, Joel Westbrook and his father, Craig, spend some time with Team Popp during the 8th Annual Dragon Boat Festival.

Sunny 92.3 honors fathers with a radiothon to support Children’s Hospital

Chatanooga_Radiothon_Fathersdayv1_420x250 (2)Chattanooga, Tenn. – Listeners tuning in to Sunny 92.3 FM beginning Monday, June 9 at 7:40 a.m. will hear stories each day of the week from fathers whose children were treated at Children’s Hospital at Erlanger. The radiothon encourages the community to donate in honor of fathers and to the hospital’s mission of treating sick and injured children in the region.

Each day, listeners will hear a different story leading up to Father’s Day on June 15. Stories will feature a father and his child’s experience with medical obstacles they had overcome to spend Father’s Day at home this year.

“Sunny 92.3 has been a tremendous supporter of Children’s Hospital as a CMN Hospitals partner throughout the past seven years,” said Rebecca Brinkley, Children’s Hospital at Erlanger coordinator for CMN Hospitals. “Since 2007, the station has raised more than $750,000 for local children. We are looking forward to working with the station again and sharing the stories of five amazing fathers with very different but special experiences at Children’s Hospital.”

A new mobile giving campaign, MobileCause, is hosting the event by giving listeners an opportunity to donate to Children’s Hospital, a Children’s Miracle Network (CMN) Hospital, in honor of their own father and all fathers with children in the hospital during this holiday. Rather than texting to give through a mobile provider, listeners will receive a donation form when they text SUNNY to 41444 so they can give securely by credit card. Donations can also be received by visiting www.erlangerfoundations.org/fathersday. All dollars raised throughout the event will stay in the community to directly benefit kids treated at Children’s Hospital.

The Radiothon program has been an integral part of CMN Hospitals’ fundraising efforts since 1998. Today, more than 300 stations participate in Radiothons annually. CMN Hospitals Radiothons have raised more than $500 million in support of member children’s hospitals. To learn more about Radiothon, visit localradio.childrensmiraclenetworkhospitals.org.

Soma Intimates raising funds for Children’s Hospital

Soma-Intimates-Logo_largeChattanooga, Tenn. – Soma Intimates, part of the Chicos FAS brands and a Children’s Miracle Network (CMN) Hospitals partner, will donate 10% of sales during Sunday, June 8, from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m. to T.C. Thompson Children’s Hospital.

“This is a great time to shop,” said Rebecca Brinkley, Children’s Hospital at Erlanger coordinator for CMN Hospitals. “Soma Intimates will have some items on special sale in preparation for their semi annual sale which begins June 5. Associates will also have, while supplies last, goodie bags with coupons from stores such as Chicos and White House Black Market, items from nearby beauty retailers and drawings for gift cards from the new Firebirds restaurant.”

Money raised during the sale will stay local and go directly to the area’s only Children’s Hospital to provide medical services for sick and injured children in the Chattanooga region.

Soma Intimates is located at Hamilton Corner, 2115 Gunbarrel Road, Suite 5, Chattanooga, Tenn.

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