Memories & Milestones
Grand River Hospital District would like to thank the Brenden Mann Foundation for its generous donation to two important programs at Grand River Hospital District. John Brenden, owner of the new Brenden Theater Rifle 7 and founder of the Brenden Mann Foundation, believes in giving back to the communities with which he does business.The Brenden Mann Foundation donated $4,000 to the Grand River Meals on Wheels program, which serves the communities of Western Garfield County, delivering more than 10,000 meals per year persons in need. “We are truly grateful to be among those who received this timely gift. This will allow us to provide even more meals to those who need them most during these hard economic times,” said Kaaren Peck, volunteer services manager for Meals on Wheels. The foundation also issued a grant in the amount of $8,000 to Grand River’s Mammography Program. Funds from this grant will help women who may not meet the criteria from other programs but are still in need of mammography services. “With breast cancer on the rise, the Brenden Mann Breast Health Grant could not have come at a better time. Breast cancer affects 1 in 8 women, and the primary detector for those breast cancers is Mammography. With the assistance of this grant, GRHD will be able to provide underserved women with screening and diagnostic breast services which might not have been performed otherwise,” said Lindsay Jacox, Grand River’s mammography coordinator. Contact Grand River Mammography to see if you might qualify for this program.Jim Coombs, CEO of Grand River Hospital District, added, “We are extremely grateful for the support of the Brenden Mann Foundation. Their generous donation helps our Hospital District continue to provide critical programs and services to the communities we serve.”
Alvaro Hernandez, a sixth-grade student at Rifle Middle School, was one of 250 middle school students from across the country to attend the Junior National Young Leaders Conference held Oct. 16-22 in Washington, D.C. The conference introduced the students to the tradition of leadership in the U.S. and helped them develop their own leadership skills.Students studied the impact of leadership during critical periods in American history, such as the Civil War and Reconstruction, World War II, the Great Depression and the Civil Rights Movement. They also visited museums and memorials in the capitol city and Harpers Ferry National Historical Park in West Virginia.Alvaro appreciates those who helped pay for his trip: John Comerford, Lowe’s, Staples, City Market of Rifle, and his friends and relatives.
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