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Donor story: Delta Gamma steps up in Florence

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Delta Gamma group of philanthropic women

Philanthropy group collaborates with PeaceHealth on prescription program

It’s good to be part of a community that steps up to meet the needs of others.
Among those stepping up in Florence, Oregon, are the 24 members of the local chapter of Delta Gamma of Epsilon Sigma Alpha, an international philanthropic organization with a focus on friendship, philanthropy and education.
Active in Florence for nearly 50 years, Delta Gamma often collaborates with the PeaceHealth Peace Harbor Medical Center Foundation. Their gifts have helped bring the radiology program, an MRI and other much-needed equipment to
the hospital.
Currently, Delta Gamma’s focus is to bring an Emergency Prescription Assistance Program to the hospital for patients who cannot afford the cost of medication. “We’re striving to help those less fortunate with this important need,” says Delta Gamma member Sue Scarberry.
After a 43-year career in nursing, the retired nursing administrator knows firsthand the difference that medication makes for patients. “It’s vital. It may save their life.”
This caring collaboration between Delta Gamma and PeaceHealth Peace Harbor is extended to others in the community to join in giving to the Emergency Prescription Assistance Program so no one in Florence will have to go without medication because they can’t afford it.
“We’re hoping the program can be a model for other communities like ours,” shares Karen Pendergrass, another Delta Gamma member who also worked at the hospital many years. “It’s really exciting.”
Read more about philanthropic gifts to PeaceHealth in the 2019 Impact Report.