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“We Are Family” Survivors in Fashion 2011

The 2011 Survivors in Fashion Show at the Fox Theater at Foxwoods Thursday, Oct. 20, was a great success. The models, all breast cancer survivors, took the stage as a fundraiser for the Backus Hospital Breast Cancer Survivors Fund. View a gallery of photos from the event.

Backus Auxiliary Mini Golf Tournament 2012

The ninth annual Backus Hospital Auxiliary Mini Golf Tournament took place Saturday, September 22 at the Odetah Camping Resort in Bozrah. This always-popular event is a major fund raiser for the Auxiliary. Thanks to the Adelman family for providing the use of their beautiful facility and challenging mini golf course, and for the great financial donation they made at the event to be used for the cancer programs at Backus. Les Morrell, a former camper and counselor at the campground, also made a donation on behalf of the Odetah Camping Resort Alumni. Also, thanks to Backus Food and Nutrition for the great food and service, and to everyone else who helped pull this event together.

31st annual Backus Golf Tournament a big success

More than 200 friends of Backus participated in the health system's annual golf tournament Thursday at Elmridge Golf Course in Pawcatuck. Attendees included a wide array of sponsors, donors, medical staff and employees. Thanks to all who participated and helped out. The event supports programs and services that will enable Backus to continue to serve the healthcare needs of the community. View this photo gallery to see a few scenes from the day's activities.

Backus Bennies Recognizes The Champion in All of Us

In a special night complete with red carpet, Hollywood movie clips and paparazzi, guests decked out in evening gowns and tuxedos honored several members of the community for their generosity during the Inaugural Backus Bennies event at the Backus Business and Technology Center.

Backus Auxiliary Mini Golf Tournament 2011

The eighth annual Backus Hospital Auxiliary Mini Golf Tournament took place Saturday, September 24 at Knolls and Holes Course at Odetah Camping Resort in Bozrah. There was plenty of good-natured competition on the course and plenty of good food before and after the event. Money raised from the event goes to the Auxiliary in support of Backus Hospital programs.

2011 Backus Golf Tournament

"Thanks to everyone involved in another successful Backus Hospital Golf Tournament. This was the 30th annual tournament and is a large fundraising event for the hospital. Special thanks to Tournament Sponsor Homecare Management Strategies/ Omni Medical Billing Plus and to all of our sponsors and the whole Backus team for helping out. A big thanks to the Food and Nutrition department for all of their hard work and great food! "

Cut-a-thon benefits Backus Breast Cancer Survivor Fund

It started at noon, and by 12:30 the line was out the door at the Antenna Salon in Norwichtown Sunday, April 10. Congratulations to salon artistic director JD and his entire staff for their great success with the hair cut-a-thon that took place Sunday afternoon to benefit the Backus Hospital Breast Cancer Survivor Fund and The Patient Navigator Program. We appreciate your support. Visit the salon's Facebook page at www.facebook.com/AntennaSalon for more information about this event.

Backus donors are the region’s real safety net

Backus Hospital’s first Philanthropy Day had a distinctive family flair. There was the Martinelli family, whose donation helped Backus purchase a device that helps stroke victims and others learn to swallow again. There was the Lord family, who provided funding for MyHealthDirect, a computerized way to connect people without medical homes to primary care providers, thus decreasing costly and ineffective emergency room visits.

Planting the Seed of Giving

To change the world

Donation links patients to community doctors

The Edward and Mary Lord Foundation has pledged $100,000 toward MyHealthDirect, an innovative tool at Backus Hospital that links patients who lack a primary care physician with appropriate healthcare providers. This provides more timely and ongoing care for patients, and reduces visits to the emergency room.