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GENE GALINDO MEMORIAL2012 AWARD PRESENTED - Improving Lives of People with Ostomies

Posted on 27th Jun 2012 @ 10:29 PM

GENE GALINDO MEMORIAL2012 AWARD PRESENTED

Pacific Coast Region proudly announces the first presentation of the Gene Galindo Memorial Award. This fund was established in August 2006 to pay tribute to an individual who was dedicated to improving the life of individuals with ostomies. He gave unselfishly of himself to clients whenever there was a need. The fund will help to provide financial support to qualified individuals, to promote those endeavors that are noted as worthy to continue his dream to educate, assist, support and promote a better quality of life for individuals with ostomies.  The scholarship Committee selected the following winners who each received $400.00 in May 2012:

Donna Lehker, Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center, Phoenix AZ, for her proposal to develop a program to accept donations of excess ostomy products and provide these products to indigent and homeless ostomates.  Zoe Mann, Sacramento Valley Wound, Ostomy, Continence Practitioner Association, Sacramento CA, for her proposal to present their fourth Community Ostomy Education Day for ostomates.  Judy Stask, Hartford Memorial Hospital, Havrede Grace, MD, for her proposal to enhance and grow the newly established local ostomy support group.

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