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Foundation receives donation from Rotary

Submitted photo From left, Lisa Wharton, VP of Marketing, St. Joseph’s Hospital; Kathy McMurray, Rotarian; John Haskins, St. Joseph’s Foundation president; Rich Clemens, Rotarian; Steve Cain, Rotarian; Skip Gjolberg, president, St. Joseph’s Hospital; Keith Buchanan, Rotarian; Julie Keehner, president of the Rotary Club of Buckhannon-Upshur; and Dr. Dan Martin, Rotarian.

BUCKHANNON — The Rotary Club of Buckhannon-Upshur recently presented a generous donation to the St. Joseph’s Hospital Foundation.

Their gift toward the Foundation’s “Every Heartbeat Matters” campaign will help to fund cardiac equipment for diagnostics and the cardiac rehabilitation program at the hospital. West Virginia has the highest rate of heart disease in the nation and this campaign is addressing that issue.

“We are very appreciative of the Rotary Club’s gift to this campaign,” said John Haskins, president of the St. Joseph’s Hospital Foundation. “Their commitment to supporting the health of our community is extremely important.”

“The support of the Rotary Club of Buckhannon-Upshur has proven to be a great partnership for the hospital,” said Skip Gjolberg, president of St. Joseph’s Hospital. “In addition to their monetary support, their hard work with our community blood screenings and our blood drives has shown that they are committed to assisting us in improving the health of our community.”

Donors to the “Every Heartbeat Matters” campaign will receive recognition throughout the campaign and their names will be engraved on a plaque to be placed in St. Joseph’s Hospital Cardiac Rehabilitation Center.

St. Joseph’s Hospital Foundation is a non-profit, 501-C organization. To donate, send a check to St. Joseph’s Hospital Foundation at 1 Amalia Drive, Buckhannon, WV 26201; or go online to the Foundation section at www.stj.net; or participate in their Go Fund Me Charity Campaign. For more information, call 304-473-6819.

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