Tahoe Forest Health System: 2010 ‘Spirit of Giving’ award honors Gary and Patti Boxeth
TAHOE/TRUCKEE, Calif. and#8212; Tahoe Forest Hospital System recognized Gary and Patti Boxeth for their dedication to the health of the North Lake Tahoe/Truckee Community Sunday, Aug. 29. Recipientsand#8217; names are engraved on the Hobday Award plaque located in the Tahoe Forest Hospital lobby. Gary and Patti also received their own and#8220;Spirit of Givingand#8221; Award and a $3,000 scholarship, which they allocate to any Tahoe Forest Health System (TFHS) department, service or program.
The Spirit of Giving Award, named after Tom and Pam Hobday, acknowledges individuals, families or organizations demonstrating extraordinary dedication to the enhancement and enrichment of local healthcare. In 2007, the first Spirit of Giving Award was announced at Tahoe Forest Hospital Foundationand#8217;s Stakeholder Event. Tom and Pam Hobday received that award in 2008. Randy Hill was the 2009 award recipient.
and#8220;This award carries great meaning, as it acknowledges those in the community who have gone above and beyond in their dedication to the betterment of healthcare in our community,and#8221; said Martha Simon, chief development officer, Tahoe Forest Health System.
Both Gary and Patti Boxeth have been members of the Tahoe Forest Cancer Centerand#8217;s Cancer Advisory Council (CAC) since its inception. The couple has assisted in the organization of cancer care educational presentations for North Lake Tahoe, Incline Village and Truckee service clubs. Currently, Gary is President of The North Lake Tahoe Lions Club and has been a member of Lions International for 14 1and#8260;2 years. Patti is the Chair of the Truckee Community Foundation and has been a member of Rotary International since 1985.
This yearand#8217;s Tahoe Forest Hospital Foundationand#8217;s Stakeholder Event took place at Martis Camp. Guest speakers included Dr. Fred Meyers, executive associate dean UC Davis School of Medicine.
In honor of the inauguration of the TFHS Cancer Center Community Campaign, this yearand#8217;s award ceremony culminated with the unveiling of a rendering of The Circle of Life, a work of art comprised of inlaid stone in the entryway of the new Tahoe Forest Cancer Center. The 10-foot Circle of Life represents a community of generosity.
and#8220;There are 512 naming opportunities in the Circle of Life and approximately 121 additional naming opportunities inside the new Cancer Center. As a donor to this naming opportunity, the Tahoe Forest Cancer Center wants people to feel proud of their contribution to a legacy,and#8221; said Martha Simon. and#8220;The Circle of Life symbolizes a consistent message of hope and support to Tahoe Forest Cancer Centerand#8217;s patients and their families.and#8221;
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