Foundation Events

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Garden Jubilee

On Friday, May 18, 2018, the RMC Foundation’s 3rd Annual Martha Vandervoort Garden Jubilee was held at the Longleaf Botanical Gardens in Anniston. This year, this special “Mad Hatter Tea Party” themed event raised over $100,000 towards the Martha Vandervoort Memorial Scholarship. We honored the life of a special person, raised money for an educational scholarship, and brought the community together for an evening of comradery and hope for future generations.

Proceeds from the event are earmarked to fund the Martha Vandervoort Memorial Scholarship. The scholarship was created to honor the life and legacy of longtime Anniston resident and philanthropist, Martha Vandervoort. The Martha Vandervoort Garden Jubilee is an annual event and each year will award an annual renewable $6,000 scholarship to a graduating senior from Calhoun County. We have now been able to reward five worthy Scholars with the Martha Vandervoort Memorial Scholarship and we look forward to continuing to support the seeds for the future.

Martha’s most valuable gift was investing in people in our community. She recognized pure qualities in others, particularly those with a servant’s heart. This is a way for the RMC Foundation to carry on Martha’s mission and create a legacy scholarship in her honor.

Garden Jubilee

Martha Vandervoort Memorial Scholarship

The 2018 3rd Annual Martha Vandervoort Memorial Scholarship was created to honor the life and legacy of longtime Anniston resident and philanthropist, Martha Vandervoort.

The Martha Vandervoort Memorial Scholarship has been established to celebrate students who have made an impact in our community through leadership and community service. Our hope for the Memorial Scholarship is to invest in individuals with a servant’s heart that reflects Martha’s legacy of life. The Martha Vandervoort Memorial Scholarship offers renewable, 4 year $6,000 scholarships to Calhoun County students with financial need who display academic achievement, a commitment to serving other, strong work ethic and leadership qualities.

This year, we presented two scholarship awards to Hayleah Higgins, a senior from Piedmont High School, and Jesse Wilson, a senior from Jacksonville High School.

Recipients of the scholarship were chosen through an application and interview process with a selection committee. To be eligible for the scholarship, students must maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA, demonstrate they have a financial need and reflect the embodiment of charity.

RMC Foundation Golf Classic

On October 3, 2018, the 23rd Annual RMC Foundation Golf Classic was held at the Anniston Country Club. There were 50 teams participating, more than $100,000 was raised to support important RMC health services, including the comprehensive cancer programs at RMC.

Support of this tournament helps accelerate our ability to provide local outreach and healthcare patient programs, surgical equipment and improvement in our patient care. For more information on registration or sponsorship of our upcoming 24th Annual RMC Foundation Golf Classic to be held on October 2, 2019, please click here.

For photos from the 2018 Annual Golf Classic, visit out album here.

Basket Raffle

Each year, the entire RMC Family raises money through our Annual Basket Raffle to benefit our Cancer Care Program, allowing us to provide better care for our cancer patients in our community. In 2018, we raised over $14,000 through the generous donations from hospital staff, patients, and members of our community. Thank you so much for your support and be sure to join us next June for our Grand Drawing in the RMC Main Lobby on the 3rd Floor!

Brake for Breakfast

Friday, October 26, 7:00 to 8:30
Oxford Mediplex – 1400 Highway Drive, Oxford

In recognition of October’s designation as National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Regional Medical Center (RMC) is pleased to host a number of awareness and early detection connection events to recognize and honor breast cancer survivors and promote awareness.

Local residents are invited to stop by as they ‘Brake for Breakfast’ with RMC staff, physicians, breast cancer survivors and receive a FREE healthy breakfast, gift and important information on early detection capabilities available at RMC – without ever leaving your car!

Relay for Life

In May, Regional Medical Center (RMC) held its annual Basket Raffle fundraiser for the 2017 American Cancer Society Relay for Life. Each hospital department donated a themed basket, and donations were received for a chance to win baskets valued at up to $1200 each.

RMC employees have taken ownership of fundraising for Relay through a variety of methods such as basket raffles, bake sales, t-shirts and collecting “Change for a Cure.“ RMC supports the American Cancer Society with funds raised for cancer research in the fight against cancer. ACS resources help people right here in Calhoun County and across the nation.

Each May, RMC staff and volunteers join at Oxford High School Stadium from 6 pm to 12 am midnight as part of the hospital activities to celebrate Relay for Life. Click here for more information about Relay

“Every year, more than 1.5 million people in the U.S. are diagnosed with cancer, including more than 25,000 in our home state of Alabama,” said Louis Bass, CEO of RMC. “While no one can guarantee outcomes, many patients rely on RMC for their care and for hope in their journeys of survival. Likewise, we rely on American Cancer Society resources to support those journeys.”

In October, local residents are invited to join RMC staff as they host the annual ‘Pink-Out Photo’ for hospital staff and a check presentation to the American Cancer Society’s for funds raised during RMC’s annual fundraising activity for Relay for Life. Last year, RMC Foundation presented a check to the American Cancer Society (ACS) for more than $40,000 that was raised that year to fund ACS cancer related programs in the area.

The Pink Out Event was in conjunction with Brake for Breakfast, & we offered shirts that showed our support in recognition of breast cancer awareness day and all came together for a picture.

Relay for Life
Relay for Life

Scholly Night

Scholly Night is a yearly event hosted by the RMC Foundation and the Anniston Chamber of Commerce Education Committee that is dedicated to aiding Calhoun County high seniors and underclassmen as they prepare to transition into life after graduation. Participants work with local professionals in a range of different fields and careers to learn invaluable interview skills, as well as receiving help on how to fill out their FAFSA forms and completing scholarship applications for college. This year, we raised $10,000 with our sponsor Eastman that was reserved for the Martha Vandervoort Memorial Scholarship, which is given annually at the Garden Jubilee to a high school senior.

The 2018 3rd Annual Scholly Night will be on January 18th from 3:30PM – 6:30PM, and all high school seniors who RSVP will be automatically entered into a drawing for a chance to win a FREE laptop!