RMC’s Memorial Foundation is a non-profit, volunteer organization that promotes the well-being of the community by providing free access to health care screenings and educating citizens on the importance of healthy lifestyles and choices. The Foundation was founded in 1977 by a group of local citizens concerned about ensuring the availability of health care resources to all members of the community.
On November 6, 2009, just a few days shy of an fundraising event Larry Sylvester had planned to host as Foundation Board Chairman, he was killed in a bicycle accident near his home.
The RMC Foundation has lost a dear friend, supporter and community member. Everything Larry touched was successful. Larry joined the board in 2002 after retiring from the Federal Bureau of Investigations, and years of work with the Calhoun County Chamber of Commerce. With him he brought a wife, Sheila, who shared his passion, wisdom, a genuine concern for others, and a strong belief in his community with him.
He always wanted the projects of the Foundation to care for the people the hospital served and for the staff who provided the service. He loved the hospital and knew how important it is to our community. Regional Medical Center was truly blessed to have a friend such as Larry.
Whenever you talked to Larry you walked away feeling like you could make a difference. He was a team player. We will miss him, but know that his legacy of hope and belief in others will live on.
To his family and friends, we say, Thank you Larry Kay Sylvester.