While December 25th is a few months away, Christmas was celebrated recently in a big way at BJVIM. Growing each year, this year’s Christmas in July fundraiser was a huge success in raising over $16,000 for patient services! 110 people including event sponsors, BJVIM volunteers and community friends, enjoyed an evening of holiday music, delicious food prepared by Hawg Wild BBQ and fellowship.
Thanks to KML Computer Service for sponsoring our Bluffton Chamber Coffee morning. Thank you also to the Grind for donating all the coffee and to Kroger on Buckwalter for donating donuts.
Special thank you to Joel Taylor for being the guest speaker and bringing news information about Coastal Carolina Hospital. About 50 people attended the morning coffee!!
April was National Volunteer Appreciation Month. Special thanks to Hannah for designing all the wonderful treats that appeared in the breakroom during the week of April 8th. The work and dedication of all of our volunteers is what makes our clinic so very special. You will be happy to know we received our certification status. It takes 67 volunteers to operate our clinic each week! Many of our volunteers work multiple shifts. Thank you for your continued care and support!
A new episode of The County Channel’s series Coastline discusses health & safety. Joining host Rick Forschner is Pam Toney, executive director for the Greater Bluffton & Jasper Volunteers in Medicine.
Peacock Subaru has donated $4,875 to Greater Bluffton Jasper County Volunteers in Medicine as part of the annual Subaru Share the Love event.
The funds were raised during November and December 2018. Each Subaru buyer could decide whether to donate a portion of the purchase price to a national charity or Peacock Subaru’s hometown nonprofit, the local chapter of Volunteers In Medicine.
Pam Toney with Felicia Brown of DHEC at the symposium on Chronic Disease in Myrtle Beach … thanks to the scholarship they gave her to attend.
A big thank you for the $9,000 grant from Hilton Head and Coastal Carolina Hospital auxiliary for medications and medical supplies!
Berkeley Hall Charitable foundation holds a grant recipient reception each year. This year we were highlighted as one of the nonprofits to receive money. Dr O’Malley is one is our doctors. He lives in Berkeley hall and he was asked to tell the group about our community work. We received $10,000 from the foundation for patient services and imaging lab work!
BJVIM in “In the News” on WHHI-TV talking about our wonderful new piece of equipment – a laser eye machine. Find out more about what it does and what it means for our patients …