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Jackie Finnegan

The 9th annual Foundation fundraiser for Fitzgibbon Hospital will take place in April.

“The Fling is our largest fundraising event that we have each year for the hospital,” says Foundation Coordinator,  Jackie Finnegan. “Each year the foundation advisory council chooses a project that the hospital is working on and where the funds will be designated.  This year we are working on purchasing 3-D Mammography equipment.”

The hospital currently has mammography equipment but not 3-D.  Recent studies indicated that 3-D Mammography equipment increases breast cancer detection by 22%.  This will be a big step in the care of the community.

There will be a silent and live auction, a catered dinner and a dance at the end of the evening.  Dinner will begin around 7 and the live auction will begin around 8:30 pm.   The event will be held at the Martin Community Center.  Anyone interested in attending should plan on purchasing tickets as soon as possible as the event sells out quickly.  You can call Ms. Finnegan at 660-831-3850 for more information or to  purchase tickets.