One of the founding members, Alison Barton knows first hand how vital the hospital system is to our community. “When my dad was miles away at the brink of death,” says Alison, “we knew we had to get him to Regional One Health, the ONE place that could save his life!”
Alison and many others support Regional One Health to give back for the live-saving care they or a family member received. “Supporting this amazing hospital is the best thing I could do to say thank you for saving my dad’s life,” says Alison. “Our lives and the lives of our loved ones are invaluable. We never know when we will need the ONE place that has the best doctors, best equipment and best facilities. It is so important for women in our community to work together to continue advancing the best medical community.”
ONE Club in the making
While ONE Club founders have been long- time supporters and organizers of ONE Night gala, the Foundation’s largest annual fundraiser, they wanted to do even more.
“There are always people in the community asking us how they can help,” says Alison. “We know there are many passionate women in this city that could lend their
talents to Regional One Health. ONE Club really blossomed from seeing the amazing support and hard work of gala volunteers.”
ONE Club will serve Regional One Health Foundation through philanthropic, educational and social activities for community members who have a strong interest in improving health care.
The inaugural ONE Club membership will include women from across the entire Mid- South. Through diverse talents, the women of ONE Club will help strengthen and support the community connection of the hospital in a multitude of ways.
Some of the initial ways volunteers will serve include:
- Generating and helping provide tours of our four centers of excellence in trauma, burn, neonatal care and high-risk obstetrics.
- Organizing and hosting dinners that bring together our world-renowned doctors and individuals in the community who have interest in supporting Regional One Health and want to know more.
- Supplying the Labor and Delivery waiting room with toys and books.
- Supporting the annual ONE Night Gala fundraiser.
- Rocking babies in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.
ONE Club founders will recruit 100 women to commit to communicating the hospital’s mission and purpose to help cultivate a strong future.
“We are so excited to see this birth of a powerful group of women that will serve so many levels of our community,” says Alison. “There are no limits to what will be accomplished.”
“Many people may not know where to volunteer their time and share their talents,” says Alison. “ONE Club provides an easy opportunity to serve.”
There is a place of service for everyone to use their talents. Contact the Foundation at 901.545.6006 or visit our site to see how you can best get involved.
Pictured above: ONE Club founders (left to right) Alison Barton, Susan Arney, Nikki McVean and Erica Coopwood pictured with Dr. Reginald Coopwood, Regional One Health President and CEO.