June 2018 Newsletter

June’s News Letter


Awarded: 2016 Lori Breard Achievement in Leadership Award, 2016 Hampton Chamber of Commerce Community Service Award, 2X TownSquare Media Year of Service Award Winner, 2015 Exeter Chamber of Commerce Nonprofit Business of the Year, 3X United States Presidents Service Award for Volunteerism

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An Update and a Look Ahead – Bill DaGiau
8th Annual Cause Fore Boz Golf Classic
Great Bay Athletic Club Yard Sale to Benefit Annie’s Angels

Exeter Health Resources, Massachusetts General Hospital and Wentworth-Douglass Hospital announce plans to explore regional network opportunity
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Annie’s Angels Program Information

An Update and a Look Ahead
Bill DaGiau

I’d like to open this newsletter with a story about Olivia. Olivia is a teen fighting Hodgkin Lymphoma at Dartmouth Hitchcock. Her caregiver reached out requesting oncology massage for Olivia after hearing about our Annie’s Helping Hands Oncology program. Annie’s Angels was able to provide financial support for oncology massage for one massage per month for six months. I recently received an email from Olivia. She said, “Hello! I wanted to thank you for the grant toward massage. I have been fighting cancer since November 2017 and massage has helped me tremendously! I have been healing through each session after chemo and every time I feel more and more like my normal healthy self. You have provided a great act of kindness in my life. Thank you for doing this for me. I hope to one day do something similar for young cancer patients. PS I had my last treatment May 14. Warm regards, Olivia”

Now, go back and read the quote again. Every time Olivia says “thank you”, add YOUR name. When she says “you have provided” add YOUR name. Why? Because with out the financial support YOU provide I am not able to fulfill requests like this. Without YOU making recurring online donations, attending the Heavenly Ball, participating in Rye By The Sea and other Annie’s Angels events stories like Olivia’s would not be happening. Why? Because YOU make a difference.

Thanks to everyone who joined us for the 22nd Annual Rye By The Sea 5K Walk/Run & Duathlon. We had nearly 200 walkers, runners and duathletes not to mention countless volunteers. The weather was a bit humid but we avoided the forecasted rain and by all accounts everyone enjoyed their participation. Special thanks to all our sponsors and those who couldn’t make it but still chose to make a financial contribution.

As May came to an end so did our Teddy Bear Drive at Trends Gift Gallery. I am happy to report that Trends SOLD OUT of every Teddy Bear! I am still accepting your new, unwrapped stuffed animals until the end of June. We are close to our 1500 stuffed animal goal. Please feel free to email bill@anniesangels.org to arrange a pick up/drop off. We will be delivering these beauties in July.

Please keep Saturday, July 28 open! Annie’s Angels will be presenting a Liquid Luau Beach Party at the Victoria Inn from 6 pm to 10 pm. Tickets will go on sale soon and include a pig roast with sides and apps. Tickets will also include a chance to win an overnight stay at the beautiful Victoria Inn as well as a romantic dinner for two at a local fine dinning restaurant to be announced. This will be a fun night and include music by the TonyMack Band. More details will follow shortly.

For the past six years Annie’s Angels has partnered with Piscataqua Fish and Game Club to present the Walter Burns Fishing Day for Kids With Special Needs. This year’s fishing day saw 150 students and 50+ volunteers, teachers and chaperones discover the joys of fishing.Thisevent takes place at Sanderson’s Pond in Greenland, NH where Annie’s Angels and the club provide rods and reels, bate, a Trout stocked pond, lunch and snacks for the kids. Each child also receives a medal for participating and the children with the biggest fish – girls/boys, first fish – girls/boys, sportsmanship and other receive a special trophy to remember the day!
Thank you to the Sanderson family for allowing us to use this awesome area for this event for more than 40 years! Pictured on the right is Mrs. Sanderson on the new bench Piscataqua Fish and Game presented to her in memory of her husband and in honor of the entire Sanderson family.

8th Annual Cause Fore Boz Golf Classic
Positive Thoughts for Keri, in association with Annie’s Angels Memorial Fund and the Windham Country Club, is pleased to announce the 8th Annual “Cause Fore Boz Golf Classic” on Friday, August 3, 2018 to benefit our friend, Keri Bosworth, and the Positive Thoughts for Keri fund.

Keri, a mother of two from Newmarket, NH, was paralyzed in a swimming accident in June of 2010.  The “Positive Thoughts for Keri” fund was established to provide financial support to Keri and her family to help tackle mounting expenses.  Keri is doing her part with ongoing therapy – and is even taking DRIVING LESSONS!  Let’s do our part and support her!

To help with our efforts, we have partnered with Annie’s Angels, an accredited 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. (Tax ID 20-8562444).

We are looking for people or corporations such as you to sponsor the event and/or donate items that may be used as raffles or prizes the day of the event.  Your name will appear as a sponsor in our event program.

Sponsorship Levels:

$5,000 – Executive Sponsor:  title sponsor, with banner at clubhouse.  Includes foursome for tournament.
$1,500 – Cart Fleet Sponsor:  name on all golf carts in fleet.  Includes foursome for tournament.
$1,000 – Lunch Sponsor:   recognition/signage at lunch.
$500 – Scoreboard Sponsor:  name or logo on scoreboard
$500 – Putting Green Sponsor:  name or logo on a sign at the practice putting green
$250 – Hole Sponsor:  hole sign on course
$200 – Breakfast Sponsor:  signage at breakfast
$100 – Friends of Keri:  recognition in the tournament program

We would greatly appreciate anything you can do to help Keri and her family.

For more information on this event or to make tax deductible donations and sponsor fee payments, please follow this link:  https://anniesangels.org/product/cause-fore-boz

If you prefer to mail your donation, please send checks (made payable to “Annie’s Angels”) to:
Mike Dolan  c/o Cause Fore Boz Golf Classic, 5 Zoe Lane, Newton, NH 03858.

Should you have any questions, please contact us at causeforeboz@gmail.com.

Thank you for your consideration,
Cause Fore Boz Golf Classic Committee

Exeter Health Resources, Massachusetts General Hospital and
Wentworth-Douglass Hospital announce plans to explore
regional network opportunity

Exeter Health Resources, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Wentworth-Douglass Hospital have signed a letter of intent to explore opportunities to develop a new regional network to collaboratively deliver health care within the Seacoast Region. A new regional non-profit corporation will be developed that serves as the parent to Exeter Health Resources and Wentworth-Douglass, and the new corporation will be a subsidiary of Mass General.
As part of the process, the organizations will look at ways to support a shared vision of strengthening, enhancing, and growing clinical programs and services to best meet the health care needs of the Seacoast community, while providing care in a cost-effective, coordinated and sustainable manner.
The boards of each of the organizations, in separate meetings, authorized the letter of intent and the three health systems will now focus on a robust due diligence phase. Assuming successful results of due diligence, the parties will work together to negotiate and develop a definitive agreement which will be subject to review by state and federal regulatory agencies. The diligence and regulatory review process is expected to take 15 – 18 months.
During this time, community forums will be hosted in the Seacoast Region, and the three health systems will invite residents to ask questions and learn more about the proposed network.

Since joining Mass General, Wentworth-Douglass Hospital has begun implementation of a new, system-wide electronic medical record system and business support applications to create a more seamless experience for patients. In addition, the two organizations have collaborated on clinical program development, adding new specialized programs in epilepsy treatment, congestive heart failure, and electrophysiology. “When we joined Mass General, our vision was to bring greater access to the highest-quality clinical care in the region; to develop the most qualified and capable physician network supported by the most sophisticated technology and advanced health records systems – and to continue to deliver care locally,” says Greg Walker, president and CEO of Wentworth-Douglass Hospital.
That vision is shared by Kevin Callahan, president and CEO of Exeter Health Resources. “We believe that through the creation of a new integrated regional health care network, Exeter Health Resources, Inc. and its affiliates, Exeter Hospital, Inc., Core Physicians, LLC and Rockingham VNA & Hospice can not only advance their collective mission of improving the health of the community through the provision of high quality health care services, but also position our organization to thrive in the future. Importantly, developing this regional health care delivery network in collaboration with Wentworth-Douglass and Mass General combines the outstanding qualities of those institutions with those of Exeter Health Resources and creates a new pathway for Seacoast communities to access high value health care – from primary care to the most advanced care available.”
Commitment to improving the health and well-being of residents in their local communities is a goal shared by all three institutions, says Peter L. Slavin, MD, MGH president. “For more than a decade, we have enjoyed a successful clinical affiliation with Exeter Health Resources and last year we were honored to expand our relationship with Wentworth-Douglass. We look forward to future discussions to explore how – together – we can focus on enhancing care and extending access, availability of services, and slowing the rate of rising health care costs.”
Exeter Health Resources consists of three operating affiliates, Exeter Hospital, Core Physicians and Rockingham Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice. We employ more than 2,300 staff members. Exeter Hospital is a not-for-profit, 100 bed, community-based hospital with extensive outpatient programs in surgery, radiation and medical oncology, and cardiac catheterization. Exeter Hospital was awarded Magnet® designation in 2015 and was re-designated in April 2018. The healthcare system has been recognized for ten years by the American Hospital Association’s Health Forum as a “Most Wired” organization. Core Physicians is a community-based, multi-specialty group practice affiliated with Exeter Health Resources. Over 140 physicians and advance practice clinicians in more than 25 locations offering services in primary care, pediatrics, orthopedics, gastroenterology and many other
medical and surgical specialties. Rockingham Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice is a community based, non-profit home health and hospice agency that provides services throughout Rockingham County and into Stratford County.
Founded in 1811, the Massachusetts General Hospital is the oldest and largest teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School. The 999-bed medical center each year admits more than 50,000 inpatients, handles more than 1.5 million visits to its extensive outpatient programs at the main campus and four health centers, and records more than 108,714 emergency visits. The surgical staff perform more than 42,000 operations annually, and the MGH Vincent Obstetrics Service delivers nearly 3,900 babies a year. The largest non government employer in the city of Boston, the MGH has more than 26,000 employees, including more than 5,296 registered nurses. MGH conducts the largest hospital-based research program in the United States, with an annual research budget of more than $900 million. MGH and Brigham and Women’s Hospital are founding members of Partners HealthCare System, a Boston-based integrated health care delivery system. In 2003, MGH became the first hospital in the state to be awarded Magnet designation by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. In August 2017 the MGH was once again named to the Honor Roll in the U.S. News & World Report list of “America’s Best Hospitals.”
Wentworth-Douglass Hospital is a nationally recognized, not-for-profit charitable health care organization located in the Seacoast community of Dover, New Hampshire with over a 110-year history of compassionate care and innovation. Serving its communities since 1906, it is a family of almost 400 providers and over 2,300 employees including 500 registered nurses and over 200 volunteers dedicated to the health, safety and well-being of residents and visitors to the Seacoast area of New Hampshire and Southern Maine. Wentworth-Douglass Hospital was awarded Magnet® designation in 2016, joined the Massachusetts General Hospital family in 2017 and includes a 178-bed hospital, several urgent care and walk-in facilities, multiple testing centers, Wentworth Health Partners (primary and specialty providers located at 30+ practices),and the Wentworth-Douglass Foundation.

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Bill DaGiau, Founder & President
Annie’s Angels Memorial Fund Inc.

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Awarded: 2016 Lori Breard Achievement in Leadership Award
2016 Hampton Chamber of Commerce Community Service Award
2X TownSquare Media Year of Service Award Winner
2015 Exeter Chamber of Commerce Nonprofit Business of the Year
3X United States Presidents Service Award for Volunteerism

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