KUDOS: Thanks for donations to Barton education
To the editor:
We would like to publicly thank the following local businesses and individuals for donating items as drawing prizes for the Barton Memorial Hospital Educational Booth at the recent Boarding for Breast Cancer Snowboard + Music Festival at Sierra-at-Tahoe on April 14.
We are extremely grateful for the generosity of Carolyn and Kevin “Coop” Cooper of Cutting Edge Sports; Mark Gandt, Tahoe Sports, Ltd.; Dick Yost, The Village Mountain Surf and Sports; Tom D’Louhy, Rip N Willies Ski and Snowboard Shop; Shaun Palmer and Ed McClain, Palmer Snowboards; Jen Kotter, Dan and Danielle Bostick, World Cup Skateboarding; Travis Chatwin, Subliminal Clothing; Ralph Beverly, Tahoe Kmart; Bob Daly, Shoreline Ski and Snowboards; Angela Moore, Heavenly Ski Foundation; Donna and Alan Vano, USASA South Shore Snowboard Series; and Jeff Kaczmar, Heavenly Snowboard Foundation and K2 Snowboards.
Your donations helped raise $600 for the new Barton Health Resource Center sponsored by the Barton Memorial Hospital Foundation, which plans to open in May. Your contribution will help local cancer patients and their families with information, resources, computer Internet access and support.
In addition, we would like to thank once again Donna and Caryn Hughes of the Party House for the dozens of pink balloons they have donated for our educational booths. Robbie Earhart, Sierra Gifts, for always loaning us flower arrangements from her store to decorate our booths and MaryLou, Barton Hospital Dietary Services, for the cookies donated this year. John Rice and Sierra-at-Tahoe employees should be commended for providing the location and staff for an excellent and well organized event. Thank you to Aimie Cappa and her crew from Fuse Marketing and everyone at the BBC Foundation. Allowing Barton Hospital and local survivors to participate helps make our community more aware of breast cancer locally and nationally.
Last, but not least, thank you to our local law enforcement agency for providing the necessary security to ensure a safe environment for all the participants.
We are proud to live in a community where we support each other in time of need. We encourage the community of South Lake Tahoe to support these local businesses and individuals who have so generously supported us.
Linda Kaczmar, Barton Booth coordinator
BBC Barton Volunteers
Barton Memorial Hospital Foundation, Health Resource Center Committee
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